As it is reported, the target of recruiters was a Chernihiv region resident who was visiting his relatives in Belarus. During one of his trips, law enforcements detained him for allegedly violating the rules of trade, after which representatives of the KGB of Belarus met with him and threatened him with criminal prosecution, demanding from him to give information about military facilities located on the border territories. He was to pass all the data he had to Belarus special services during his regular visits to Belarus.
Having returned to Ukraine, the man immediately appealed to Ukraine’s SBU and provided all the necessary evidence regarding the circumstances of the attempted recruitment and tasks.
According to Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, high treason is punished by the imprisonment for up to 15 years. But taking into account the fact that a Ukrainian citizen did not fulfil the task of foreign special services and voluntarily informed law enforcement officers about the attempted recruitment, the court released him.
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.
Moreover, Belarus announced the advisor of Ukrainian Embassy in Minsk Ihor Skvortsov persona non-grata due to the detention of the Ukrainian Radio's special correspondent Pavlo Sharoyko.