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UA: PBC claims after detention of Sharoyko that it does not work with special services
15:47, 21 November 2017
UA: PBC claims after detention of Sharoyko that it does not work with special services

Pavlo Sharoyko covered different issue at the request of the information agency of the Ukrainian radio

15:47, 21 November 2017

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The National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA: PBC) claimed that its workers are not connected to any special services as the press service of the UA: PBC reported.

It was stated after the detention of Pavlo Sharoyko, the correspondent of the UA: PBC in Belarus.

‘The National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine claims that it does not have any relations with the special service that are more than the official and it also does not cooperate with any of them. The aim and mission of the National Broadcasting Company lie in other issues. And it will be so in the future’, the message said.

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According to the information, Pavlo Sharoyko works in the foreign correspondent network of the Ukrainian radion since 2015. Usually, he covered different issue at the request of the information agency of the Ukrainian radio.

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.

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Vasyl Kyrylych, the Head of Department of Consular Support confirmed the information on the detention of Pavlo Sharoyko, the journalist of the Ukrainian radio.  According to Kyrylych, the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine assumes measures to protect the rights of the detained citizen of Ukraine. Ihor Kyzym, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus added that the Embassy of Ukraine sent a note to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.

The State Security Committee of Belarus has accused Ukrainian journalist Pavlo Sharoyko of espionage. This was reported on the website of the committee.

Related: Belarus shows video of questioning of Ukrainian journalist Sharoyko

Earlier, 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. 

Ihor Skvortsov later left the country. Ukrainian diplomatic mission got the proper note from the Belarusian colleagues. Skvortsov left the Ukrainian Embassy on November 20.

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