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A Ukrainian youtuber wanted for treason is arrested in Tarragona

The National Police has arrested the Ukrainian blogger known as Anatoly Shariy in Tarragona, who is accused of treason, among other charges.

According to police sources, the blogger was arrested this Wednesday under an international order and will be brought to justice. “The Spanish security forces arrested A. Shariy on May 4, 2022,” the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) also announced in a statement, according to the local Ukrainian agency Ukrinform.

The detention “was possible thanks to the close cooperation of the Security Service of Ukraine with the Prosecutor General’s Office, international partners and as a result of a multi-level special operation of Ukrainian law enforcement officers,” the statement added.

The SBU emphasizes that this arrest is further evidence that “every traitor in Ukraine will sooner or later receive a deserved punishment, it is inevitable.” The Ukrainian special service suspects that Shariy committed crimes under two articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: art. 111 (treason) and 161 (violation of the equality of citizens according to their race, nationality, religious beliefs, disability and other causes).

According to SBU investigators, the blogger carried out illegal activities to the detriment of Ukraine’s national security in the field of information. “There are reasons to believe that Shariy acted on behalf of foreign structures. “The evidence of the investigation is confirmed by a series of expert studies, which established that in the interviews and speeches of A. Shariy there are facts of his subversive activities against Ukraine . He was declared a suspect last year,” the statement said.

Apparently, on February 22, Shariy was summoned for an investigation in Ukraine, but did not appear. In an interview last July in Barcelona, ​​the Ukrainian journalist and politician also indicated that he was calm in Spain until that year neo-Nazi groups had located him and he feared that he would be extradited by kyiv.

The blogger, with a YouTube channel followed by almost 2.5 million subscribers where he denounces the alleged corruption in his country, has political refugee status in Lithuania, which has allowed him to move around the territory of the European Union.

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