Ihor Mazur, member of a far-right UNA-UNSO organization, the veteran of Donbas conflict dismissed the Russian charges about his alleged actions in Chechnya, saying he served as a journalist there during the Chechen War. Mazur himself said so at his press conference with Ukraine's General Consul in Lublin, Poland.
"I did not participate in military actions. I was in Chechnya back then; we came there as journalists, there was this Free Caucasus press center", he said.
He admitted that Ukrainian border guards did not warn him that he was on the Interpol database. The Ukrainian fighter added that he came to Poland on the invitation of the Polish Vice Speaker.
Earlier, Igor Mazur was detained in Poland as the "member of UNA-UNSO", Ukrainian far-right movement. The detention was conducted at the request of Russia, as the prosecutors claimed that he fought against the Russian federal troops in Chechnya. However, Ukraine's General Consul managed to bail him out.