Unknown persons desecrated the Memorial, erected in memory of fallen Turkish soldiers and officers during the Crimean War (1853-56).
Rahim Humbatov, head of the Crimean Azerbaijani Community reported that crescents and stars were torn or broken off on the gravestones of the memorial complex; debris was scattered across the whole territory.
He stated that these persons also destroyed road signs pointing to the Memorial site; the signs were posted along the road leading to Sevastopol through Sapun Mountain.
Humbatov pointed out that such acts of vandalism had never occurred before March, when Russia annexed Crimea.
The Crimean ‘government’ has not yet commented on this information.