Poland detains Donbas war veteran at Russia’s request

In Poland, a Ukrainian military volunteer, a veteran of the war in the Donbas, one of the founders of the "Movement of Resistance to Capitulation" Igor Mazur, known as "Topol" was detained, as reported by the Movement of Resistance to Capitulation on Facebook.

"We are doing everything possible to help our brother. But in this situation, a decisive position should be taken by our country, for freedom, independence, the territorial integrity of which our friend Topol has fought for decades," the statement reads.

It is noted that the reasons for the detention have not been provided. Representatives of the movement appealed to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a demand to intervene and ensure the immediate release of Mazur.

"We call on the Polish side to stop complying with Russian requests - Moscow will not appreciate it. After all, what the Polish side has done to Igor Mazur, the Russian side may do to Polish citizens," the Movement of Resistance to Capitulation stressed.

In turn, a military volunteer, a member of UNA-UNSO (Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People's Self-Defence) Nazar Prikhodko says that Mazur was detained at the request of the Russian Federation. According to him, Mazur was on his way to the conference at the invitation of the Vice Marshal of Poland.

"At the request of the Russian Federation, Igor Mazur "Topol" was detained in Poland!!!! Legend of the modern Ukrainian Nationalist movement, my friend and brother... His wife confirmed the detention. I'll keep you updated! Ukraine's ambassador to Poland Andrii Deshchytsia confirmed this information to my sources," he wrote on his Facebook page.

The Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, Lyudmila Denisova, also wrote about Mazur's detention on Telegram.

"According to the available information, the Ukrainian consul is not allowed to visit him, and a lawyer has not been provided. On Monday, November 11, the detention of our colleague and further extradition to Russia will be decided in the city of Chelm," Denisova wrote.

The politician appealed to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a request to facilitate the release of the Donbas war veteran as soon as possible and called on the media to make public the fact of his detention.

  Poland, Russia, Ukraine