Tories should hand £2m of Russian donations to support people of Ukraine

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Conservative Party to donate the estimated £2 million they have received from Russian-linked donors to support the people of Ukraine.

The party said the cash could be given to help civil society groups in Ukraine, support independent media in the country and counter Russian disinformation.

Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said: “Boris Johnson should use the almost £2 million of Russian-linked donations received by the Conservative Party to support the people of Ukraine.

Education spokesperson Layla Moran

“This would send a powerful signal to Putin that the Conservatives are serious about no longer allowing themselves to be bankrolled by Russian money. It would also provide vital support to Ukrainians on the ground facing the threat of invasion and a sustained campaign of Russian disinformation.

“Europe is taking steps to wean itself off Russian gas, but so far Boris Johnson is failing to wean the Tory party off Russian money. It’s time for the Conservatives to put their money where their mouth is.”

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