Politics latest news: Tories will not return Russia-linked donations, says Liz Truss – The Telegraph

Politics latest news: Tories will not return Russia-linked donations, says Liz Truss – The Telegraph

T he Conservative Party will not return Russia-linked donations as they are properly declared, Liz Truss has said. The Foreign Secretary insisted no-one would be “off the table” regarding sanctions in the event of a full-scale of invasion after three oligarchs and five banks were targeted yesterday. But asked if Russian linked-cash would be handed back by the Conservatives, Ms Truss said: “All donations to the Conservative Party are from people on the electoral register, in Britain. Those donations are properly declared. “What we’re talking about here is people – the oligarchs that we’re targeting in today’s sanctions – closely linked to Vladimir Putin’s regime.  Now there are many people who have moved to Britain from Russia who are not necessarily friends of Vladimir Putin and who have become British citizens. “That is a completely different matter from people who are close to Vladimir Putin who are backing his appalling regime… All of those donations are properly declared”. Labour claims donors who have made money from Russia have given £1.93million to either the Conservative Party or individual constituency associations since Boris Johnson took office in July 2019. ​​Follow the latest below.
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