Russian diplomats hand Ukrainian freed from captivity in Afghanistan over to Ukrainian counterparts in Kabul

Ukrainian citizen Dmytro Bily, who was recently freed from captivity in Afghanistan owing to Moscow's efforts, has been handed over to Ukrainian diplomats in Kabul, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

Ukrainian citizen Dmytro Bily, who was recently freed from captivity in Afghanistan owing to Moscow's efforts, has been handed over to Ukrainian diplomats in Kabul, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

"On September 2, the Russian embassy to Kabul saw an official procedure in which Ukrainian citizen Dmytro Kostyantynovych Bily, whom illegal armed groups had held in captivity in Afghanistan's territory for a long time, was handed over to Ukrainian diplomats," Zakharova said on the Russian Foreign Ministry's official Facebook account.

"Bily's release was possible due to active efforts of various Russian agencies in close cooperation with the Afghan side," she said.

"While the Ukrainian citizen was staying on the Russian embassy's grounds in Kabul he was provided with everything necessary, including qualified medical aid. We are glad that Russia was able to save Dmytro Bily's life and return him his freedom," she said.

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