Belarusian KGB claimed that the detained Ukrainian reporter Pavlo Sharoyko collected data about Russian military infrastructure in Belarus. BELTA news agency reported this with reference to Belarus 1 TV channel.
A newsreel included a piece of Sharoyko’s interrogation, where he confessed he allegedly worked for the military intelligence; according to the story, he resigned in 2009, but two years later, he was reinstated as a reserve officer. Later, he started working as a reporter in Belarus, which was a civilian cover.
According to the news agency, Sharoyko's electronic devices contained intelligence data, namely copies of information reports and instructions from curators.
As it was reported earlier, Pavlo Sharoyko, a reporter for Ukrainian Radio, was detained in Belarus, as CEO of National Television Company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania wrote on Facebook.
He says the Embassy of Belarus evades the inquiries into the matter. “According to our unofficial information in Belarus, he faces the standard accusation for foreign reporters – espionage,” he wrote.