5 May 2022 11:39

Security Service of Ukraine reports detention of blogger Shariy in Spain

KYIV. May 5 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian opposition blogger Anatoly Shariy has been detained by the Spanish authorities, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said on Thursday.

"Spanish law enforcement authorities detained Shariy on May 4, 2022, thanks to close interaction between the Ukrainian Security Service, the Prosecutor General's Office and international partners in the course of a phased special operation of Ukrainian law enforcers," the SBU said on Telegram.

The Ukrainian authorities have charged Shariy, a fierce critic of the Ukrainian leadership, with treason and "illegal activity to the detriment of Ukraine's national security in the field of information."

"There are grounds to believe that Anatoly Shariy was acting on the orders from foreign entities," the SBU said.