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Ukrainian consul stands surety for war veteran detained in Poland

He will be staying in the consulate.

Ukrainian consul stands surety for war veteran detained in Poland
Ihor Topolya
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Ukraine's consul general in Lublin, Vasyl Pavlyuk, has stood surety for Donbas war veteran Ihor "Topolya" Mazur detained in Poland, Ukrainian ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova has said.

"A staff member of the secretariat of parliament's representative for human rights has been released on the surety of Ukraine's consul general in Lublin. During the waiting time and while [Russia's] extradition request is being consider, he will live in the consulate general," she said on Facebook.

Ukraine's ambassador to Poland, Andriy Deshchytsya, confirmed the news.

"The prosecutor has granted our motion. Topolya has been released on the surety of Ukrainian consuls and together they are now going to Lublin. Thank you all for support! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to heroes!" he said on Facebook.

Mazur was detained at the Polish border checkpoint Dorohusk on 9 November.

Ihor "Topolya" Mazur is a deputy head of the Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian People's Self-Defence (UNA-UNSO). He fought in Chechnya against Russian government troops. Mazur also took part in the Ukrainian-Russian war in Donbas.

The UNA-UNSO said that he was detained on Russia's request over his participation in the Chechen war against the federal troops.

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