The State Security Committee of the Republic (KGB) of Belarus accuses reporter of the Ukrainian Radio media company Pavlo Sharoiko of espionage. The KGB announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The statement reads that Sharoiko was arrested on October 25. The statement reads that Sharoiko used to be the head of the press service of the Main Intelligence Department of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The statement reads that Sharoiko has a military rank of colonel. According to the statement, Sharoiko has said that his actions were coordinated by Ukrainian diplomat from the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus Skvortsov I.V. The statement reads that Skvortsov has been declared persona non grata. According to the statement, on October 25 the KGB of Belarus sent documents allegedly proving allegedly unlawful actions of the Ukrainian secret services in Belarus to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. According to the statement, Ukraine's Ambassador Ihor Kizim was informed about the arrest of Sharoiko several hours after the arrest. There was an agreement not make public the facts not to affect the bilateral relations. The statement reads that a citizen of Belarus has been arrested on charge of espionage in favor of Ukraine. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on November 17, the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) called on the Republic of Belarus to free immediately reporter of the Ukrainian Radio media company Pavlo Sharoiko who was been arrested in Belarus in October. In late October, Belarusian law enforcers detained reporter of the Ukrainian Radio Pavlo Sharoiko on espionage charges.