Ukraine Does Everything for Mazur’s Return Home
Ukraine fights for Ihor Mazur's return home
The release of Ukrainian citizen Ihor Mazur, who was detained in Poland on Saturday (Nov. 9), is only a small victory, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Poland Andriy Deshchytsia said in in the interview with Radio Liberty.
“Next, we have the painstaking work and the struggle for Ihor’s return to Ukraine. We want to make sure that Russia stops using the Interpol as a tool to find people who are disadvantageous to it or who are its enemies. This is a small, intermediate victory,” he said.
The date for the first court hearing is unknown.
“It will depend on the familiarity of Polish law enforcement agencies with the case. We will do everything we can to make it happen as soon as possible and close this case as soon as possible. I’m glad that Ihor is at large, that he is safe at the consulate general in Lublin, and our consuls will take care of him and provide him with all possible assistance,” Deshchytsia said.
Until the end of the trial regarding the extradition of the Ukrainian to Russia or refusal to do so, Mazur will stay in Poland against the guarantees of Ukraine’s Consul General in Lublin Vasyl Pavliuk.
Along with being a public activist, Mazur was also a participant of the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbas.
A Russian investigative committee put Mazur on an international wanted list on charges of participating in the battles on Minutka Square in the city of Grozny during the First Chechen War, the UNA-UNSO (the Ukrainian National Assembly – Ukrainian People’s Self-Defense) states.
Mazur was in Poland at the invitation of Deputy Marshal of the Sejm, Beata Mazurek.
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