Cole-Hamilton responds to being banned from Russia

Responding to his inclusion on a list of politicians, journalists and business people sanctioned by Russia, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"One day, after Putin's army has been defeated and his government swept away by the tides of history, I hope that I will have the chance to visit and meet with those who have bravely stood up against the Russian regime. Until that happens, I will wear this ban as a badge of honour.

"The UK must redouble its efforts to help Ukraine achieve victory on the battlefield, while here in Scotland, our government must get serious about patching the holes in the refugee scheme and helping those who have fled to our shores."

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