British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed on Monday that investigating alleged Russia’s meddling into Brexit referendum’s result would be through British police.
May was asked about the allegations at the G7 summit in Canada on Saturday, during a parliament session, and said “I am sure if there are any allegations that need investigation the proper authorities will do that.” MPs have called on the Police to investigate the Brexit campaign’s biggest donor, Arron Banks, amid reports he met with Russian officials multiple times in the run-up to the referendum.
Banks, the millionaire businessman who funded pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, was reportedly offered a business deal involving six Russian goldmines.
The Sunday Times report, based on a huge cache of leaked emails, also alleged that Banks also had undisclosed meetings with Alexander Yakovenko, Russian ambassador to Britain, set up by a suspected Russian spy, and that he visited Moscow before the referendum in a previously undisclosed trip.
Banks dismissed the leaked emails on Sunday evening, telling the Guardian: “I am not involved in Russian espionage.” The leaked emails form part of a mounting pile of evidence that Russia attempted to influence British democracy and engineer the EU referendum in favour of Brexit.
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock called on Britain’s most senior police to launch an “in-depth forensic look” into links between Banks and the Kremlin.
Britain also accused the Kremlin for being behind an assassination attempt, which escalated into huge diplomats recalls between London and its allies and Moscow
Source: Kuwait News Agency