Responding to comments from senior nationalist figures on the Alex Salmond Show urging the First Minister to call a new independence referendum, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
"On the day that British intelligence warns of Russian cyber incursions, it's disappointing to see a sitting SNP MSP and an MP among those taking to Putin's propaganda channel to advocate for the break up of Britain.
"We all know that the SNP will put independence before any other issue. It’s a shame that includes solidarity with those killed or imprisoned by the Putin regime. The SNP should join the Scottish Liberal Democrats in boycotting Russian state media.
"Nicola Sturgeon should read the riot act to her parliamentarians, instruct them to stay off RT and use her conference speech this weekend to take independence off the table."