The Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia is outraged by shameless lies and double standards of politicians over developments in Ukraine, the head of the board, the country's Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin said in a sermon marking the holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Monday.
"We feel pain and sufferings of those who are in need and trouble," he said.
"Sufferings, pain and losses of dear ones, violence and cruel murders of civilians in the southeast of Ukraine and on the holy land of Palestine fill with pain and anger hearts of millions of Russians, all the true believers of the one Lord of people worldwide."
Mufti said the tragedy of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine shocked not only relatives and friends of the victims, but also all Russian citizens.
"At the same time, we are deeply outraged by the shameless lie and double standards of those who try to use any grounds to set nations and states against each other. Those who speak about fight against terrorism, but makes it (terrorism) a state policy," he said.