Detained in Belarus journalist Sharoyko charged with espionage, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Belarus KGB says he collected data on Russian military infrastructure in Belarus
20:01, 27 November 2017

ONT TV channel

Pavlo Sharoyko, a Ukrainian journalist who has been detained in Belarus over a month ago, was charged with espionage, as Dmitriy Pobiarzhin, an official representative of Belarus’s KGB told BelaPAN, according to Radio Liberty

As it was reported earlier, Pavlo Sharoyko, a reporter for Ukrainian Radio, was detained in Belarus. Belarusian KGB claimed he collected data on Russian military infrastructure in Belarus.

A piece of Sharoyko’s interrogation was published, in which he confessed to having 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.

The Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine refuted the information, saying that Sharoyko was dismissed from his post of the intelligence press secretary in 2009.

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