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Largest sponsor of Brexit met with Russian ambassador 11 times, - media

Earlier, Arron Banks argued that he met with the Russian ambassador only once
18:54, 8 July 2018

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The largest sponsor of Brexit, millionaire Arron Banks at least 11 times met with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko. This is reported by The Guardian.

According to media reports, the meetings took place before the referendum on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, and within two months after it.

The documents that The Observer suggested to check out, say that the Russian embassy has made four more invitations, but it is not known whether they were accepted.

The publication noted that in recent years, Banks argued that there was only one meeting with the ambassador, "during lunch with a drink," but The Observer found that the meetings were repeated.

After that, Banks told the parliamentary commission that he had met with the ambassador "two or three times," and last week after the publication in the New York Times admitted the fourth meeting.

The Observer gave evidence of seven more meetings, but Banks did not comment on it.

We recall, in early July it became known that the adviser to the US President John Bolton secretly met with the British eurosceptics in London.

At this meeting, he said that US President Donald Trump wants to speed up the conclusion of a trade deal after the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

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