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onservative MP Robert Jenrick has questioned the Foreign Secretary’s planned trip to Moscow this week amid the Ukraine crisis.

Liz Truss has scheduled a trip to Russian capital to meet with her counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour programme, the former housing secretary said: “I’m not sure it is actually wise to go to Moscow.”

“I think that honours Vladimir Putin and plays into his hand… I just question the good sense of going to Moscow and honouring Vladimir Putin at a time when he is so aggressive towards Ukraine.

“I’m not sure that’s wise.”

Ms Truss missed a trip to Ukraine with the Prime Minister last week after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Foreign Secretary’s visit to Russia would be the first to the country since 2017, when Boris Johnson met with Mr Lavrov.

It comes after a former oligarch said the UK providing weapons and training to Ukrainian forces “shows to Putin that the war won’t be such an easy ride”.

Exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky said bolstering Ukraine defences was the most important way that London could show solidarity with Kyiv in the face of Russian aggression on the border.

Speaking on Trevor Phillips On Sunday on Sky News, Mr Khodorkovsky was asked whether putting more pressure on the assets of allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the UK would deter Moscow from launching an invasion in Ukraine.

“The pressure on the assets and the properties of the Russians in Britain has two sides,” he said.

“Putin’s clique illegally pressurise the British political system, it’s done in numerous ways.

“There are legal firms who work for them, sometimes it’s direct influence on British governing bodies. It’s really important to fight this, it’s a dangerous thing for Britain.

“That’s one part of it – the influence of Putin’s clique.

“The other thing is an ethical issue, it’s a question for British society whether it’s happy and whether the system is happy to have dirty money on the British territory.

“As far as Putin is concerned these assets are in enemy territory, he sees this as a betrayal unless these people are influencing the British system.”

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