Poland releases detained Donbas war veteran

A Ukrainian activist and participant in the war in Eastern Ukraine Ihor Mazur, who was detained in Poland based on Interpol's request, initiated by Russia, was released on Sunday, reports Ukraine's Ambassador to Poland, Andriy Deshchytsia, on his Facebook page. Earlier, Kyiv urged Polish authorities to release a detained Ukrainian activist. Polish Prosecutor also demanded the release of Ihor Mazur. Polish border guards detained Mazur on Friday on a request from Russia, which is demanding his extradition.

The Polish authorities have not yet confirmed Mazur’s release.

Earlier, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) reported, citing Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, that Polish authorities are going to study the case and make a decision under international law.

Czaputowicz also said that the Interpol's arrest warrants are sometimes abused.

Mazur is deputy chairman of the nationalist group UNA-UNSO, which reports on its website that Mazur is wanted in Russia for participating in fighting against Russian troops during the first war in Chechnya.

  Mazur, Poland, Russia, Ukraine