The Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine refuted the statement of the State Security Committee of Belarus claiming that detained journalist Pavlo Sharoyko is their employee and is involved in creating an agent network for intelligence.
According to the Chief Directorate of Intelligence press service, Pavlo Sharoyko was dismissed in 2009 due to his health condition. After that, he has been working in journalism, which had been his specialization before the service, for Ukrainian media, including being a reporter in Belarus.
As it was reported earlier, Pavlo Sharoyko, a reporter for Ukrainian Radio, was detained in Belarus. There he is accused of espionage, as allegedly he "created an intelligence network consisting of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus who, for money, fulfilled his tasks of collecting intelligence data in the military-political sphere."