Law enforcement agencies of Spain detained Anatoly Shariy on May 4, the SSU reported.
"This became possible thanks to the close cooperation of the Security Service of Ukraine with the Office of the Prosecutor General, international partners and as a result of a multi-level special operation of Ukrainian law enforcement officers," the official statement reads.
The Ukrainian special forces suspect Shariy of committing crimes under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine:
- Art. 111 (High treason);
- Art. 161 (Violation of the equality of citizens on grounds of their race, nationality, religious beliefs, disability, and other status).
According to the SSU investigators, he carried out illegal activities to the detriment of the national security of Ukraine in the information field. There is reason to believe that Shariy acted under the orders of foreign structures.
Last year he was declared a suspect.