Prince Charles' charity received a whopping £300k donation from an "unsavoury character" and it's emerged that a Russian oligarch forked out the sum as part of a £3million pledge.The Prince’s Foundation was the beneficiary of the sum from a charity run by Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor in 2020, despite the fertiliser billionaire being named on a "Putin list" released by the US Treasury two years earlier.
The sum was paid before the war in Ukraine. The UK Government, which has sanctioned Mr Kantor, says that he is the largest shareholder of fertilizer company Acron, which has vital strategic significance for the Russian government.READ MORE:Met Police shoot armed man in London before Air Ambulance flies him to hospitalIn April, the UK sanctioned the magnate, worth an estimated £3.5billion, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine that started in late February.
The Daily Mail reported that the 68-year-old has paid over £15million into British institutions. This includes two lump sums as part of a £3million pledge to be paid to The Prince’s Foundation over 10 years.The first instalment, which was £300k, was paid in 2019 and another payment of the same amount reportedly came in 2020.Clarence House said: "As with all donations, the decision to accept this money would have rested with the charity’s trustees."Former Lib Dem minister Norman Baker, who filed a criminal complaint about the matter last year, said: "The Prince’s Foundation has a long history of accepting money from unsavoury characters. "It now turns out that you add to the list an oligarch with ties to Vladimir Putin.Read more on dailystar.co.uk