"The court's decision — arrest. According to the law, [the arrest duration should be] two months," the press service said.
According to the regional prosecutors' website, the decision was made on Wednesday. The prosecutor's press release said, without providing a name, that "an individual suspected of high treason" was to be arrested without bail.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the detention of the journalist was part of Kiev's campaign to suppress opposition journalists.
"Unfortunately, it is yet another example of Kiev-led campaign to forcefully and violently suppress the opposition journalists, to totally sweep Ukraine's media scene for the needs of the ruling regime under the pretext of fighting 'aggressor's propaganda.' There are dozens of such cases with the persecution of Strana.ua media outlet's editor-in-chief Igor Guzhva among the latest cases," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in comment.
In July, Sergey Tomilenko, the head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, said that the Ukrainian authorities appear to be purposefully discrediting journalists who criticize Kiev, branding them as "agents of Moscow." The statement followed massive searches in the media outlets' offices by the Ukrainian security forces.