Reports from the Kyiv Independent says Anatoly Shariy was detained in Spain according to information from the Ukrainian Security Services, the SBU. Mr Shariy a popular YouTube blogger who is critical of the Kiev regime and its various right-wing nationalist militias, has likewise been targeted by Zelensky and the SBU since the beginning of the war.
Speaking with MPN News, Mr Shariy reported recently being made aware of an assassination attempt by the SBU after receiving an obviously staged email from a friend looking to pin down Shariy’s daily whereabouts.
Ukrainian authorities suspect Mr Shariy of being guilty of “high Treason.”
Despite living abroad since 2012, Mr Shariy’s address and personal details were even published on the Myrotvorets (Peacemaker) online database with names of supposed “enemies of the state.”
Since the beginning of the war, Mr Shariy has been subject to protests and harassment by right-wing thugs outside his home in Spain.
A former supporter of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his presidential campaign against former President Petro Poroshenko, the arrested Youtuber has also been accused of “treason” and had his political party, the Shariy party, banned by Mr Zelensky’s order in March.