MIAMI — A former ballet dancer and member of the Russian military who has been imprisoned as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo for nearly 14 years was given notice Monday that a review board has approved his release from the U.S. base in Cuba.

Ravil Mingazov was deemed eligible for release by the Periodic Review Board, an interagency task force set up by the Obama administration to evaluate whether prisoners not facing charges can be released without endangering U.S. security. He is the last Russian citizen still held at Guantanamo.

A statement announcing the decision was posted on the board’s website, and Mingazov’s lawyers said they notified him by video-teleconference from their office in Washington to the base in Cuba. The Russian planned a celebratory dinner with other prisoners at Guantanamo, said attorney Gary Thompson of the global firm Reed, Smith LLP.

“It was emotional. We are still just in a state of disbelief,” Thompson said. “It’s been 14 years that Ravil has been imprisoned without charges. It’s an amazing day.”

Authorities accused Mingazov, 48, of fighting with the Taliban against the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan. A Pentagon profile released before a review board hearing in June said he also was believed to have links to an Islamic group in Uzbekistan with ties to al-Qaida. He was captured in Pakistan at a safe house associated with Abu Zubaydah, a “facilitator” for the terrorist organization who is also detained in Guantanamo.

Mingazov, who denied any involvement in terrorism, was never charged with a crime. The board said in announcing its decision that it had “some concern with the detainee’s failure to demonstrate sufficient candor” about activities before he was detained, but nevertheless determined he did not pose such a risk that he needed to be detained.

His lawyers have asked the government to resettle him in Nottingham, England, where his son and ex-wife live under political asylum. The review board statement did not say where Mingazov would be sent or when he would be released.

The Russian government has criticized Mingazov’s confinement and said he should be returned to his homeland. But the Pentagon profile says he does not want to return to Russia.

Mingazov “maintains a strong disdain for the Russian government and does not want to be repatriated, claiming his treatment in Guantanamo is better than the treatment he received in Russia,” the document says.

The U.S. holds 76 prisoners at Guantanamo, including 32 who have been approved for release and transfer.