A Ukrainian synagogue has been vandalized with swastikas and the words “Death to Jews.”

The graffiti was discovered Friday at the Reform Ner Tamid shul in Simferopol, in the Crimea region of Ukraine, where anti-government protests have left the local Jewish community on unsure ground.


No suspects have been named.

“Clearly, it was important for the anti-Semites to commit this crime,” wrote Anatoly Gendin, head of the Association of Jewish Organization and Communities of Crimea, in a statement sent to media by the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

“Since the crisis began prices went up by 30 percent, pensions aren’t being paid. As usual, Jews are blamed [for] these disasters and Jews are held responsible. I am afraid to think how this will progress.”

Meanwhile, a Ukrainian synagogue outside Kiev was similarly targeted last week, when the Chabad-run Orthodox Giymat Rosa Synagogue was attacked with Molotov cocktails.