One of the meetings was a November 2016 lunch three days after Banks visited Donald Trump, then president-elect, along with Farage and another prominent Brexit campaigner, Andy Wigmore.
The paper said that Mr Banks and Leave.EU director of comunications Andy Wigmore had also had lunch with the ambassador in November 2016 - just three days after they and the former UKIP leader Nigel Farage had met Donald Trump in NY following his election victory.
But Banks told the paper: "I had two boozy lunches with the Russian ambassador and another cup of tea with him, bite me".
The ambassador was said to have proposed a business deal that would have involved them in the consolidation into one company of six Russian goldmines.
She is now writing a book on Russia's attempts to influence British politics, said Mr Banks and Mr Wigmore were "surprisingly willing tools" of the Kremlin, and that she came forward after her email accounts were "hacked".
The paper said the revelations raised "explosive questions about attempts by Russian Federation to influence the referendum result" but Banks dismissed them as part of a "witch-hunt" against Brexit and Trump.
Ultimately, Leave.EU lost the battle to be designated the official "leave" campaign to rival organisation Vote Leave.
At a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit in the canadian resort of La Malbaie in the province of Quebec to the Prime Minister of the UK Theresa may was asked whether she believed that British security services should investigate the revelation in the article that the head of the government said: "I have not seen the publication in The Sunday Times, but I think that any recognition of the need of the investigation and the competent authorities, it will".
Arron Banks will face questions on Tuesday over his meetings with Russia's ambassador to London amid claims of Moscow-meddling in the 2016 vote to leave the European Union.
"It's a convenient witch-hunt, both over Brexit and Trump", he added, referring to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
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Banks has also reportedly admitted that he handed over phone numbers for members of Donald Trump's transition team to Russian officials, after meeting with the USA president-elect in November 2016 in NY.
Banks and his ally, Wigmore, made repeated contact with Russian officials before the referendum to discuss business opportunities.
The founder of Leave.EU, Arron Banks, has confirmed he will appear before MPs this week to answer new allegations about his links with Russian Federation.
He said that nothing had come of their discussions over the goldmine deal.
"We didn't profit from any business deals because I never pursued anything", he said.
Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has called for an investigation.
Meanwhile, Mr Wigmore denied handing over any Brexit-related information.
"I saw the ambassador once, I saw him twice, so what?"
"It wasn't just the Russians: we met all sorts of nationalities, we also briefed the State Department in Washington, we also met with the top embassy officials in London", he said.
He entered the ring, dominated and walked away with a victory and a championship belt wrapped around his waist. Horn already has 2cm in height on Crawford and is expecting to be around 70kg by the time the bout begins.
Claret said Barros' exit was the "minimum condition" to begin a dialogue with the Vatican to try to rebuild peace in the diocese. Francis apologized to the victims and admitted he had made "grave mistakes" after reading a 2,300-page report on abuses in Chile.
However, counsellor Steve Pope, who is treating the girl, warned it could be a "gateway" into further addictions in later life. When her parents noticed several small payments, totalling over £50, from their credit cards, they suspected their child.
Amazon said it has "immediately requested a corrective action plan" after uncovering violations at the Hengyang Foxconn plant . Foxconn is taking the report seriously and is carrying out a full investigation of the areas raised by that report, .
The new Super Smash Bros . for Switch is definitely going to show up during Nintendo E3 2018 pre-recorded briefing on June 12. This is great news since this will make it far easier to play all of your Switch games using these controllers.
The Canadian tariffs target $264 million in Minnesota products headed to Canada, adding $35 million to the cost of exports. United States officioals too, took on Mr Trudeau. "First of all, we'll try and see if we can prevent this".
Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai confirmed at least 12 people had been killed, including women, and another 20 wounded. Kabul security officials are speculating some of the recent attacks could be associated with a Taliban affiliate.
Guillem Balague says Julen Lopetegui's appointment as Real Madrid manager came as a surprise, but insists fans will be happy. He'll now become the manager of a club for which he made one senior appearance and has worked as a B team coach in the past.
Trump also recognized on Tuesday during a press conference that he could potentially be wrong about trusting Kim. Charles Armstrong: I think that lifting sanctions is probably the key priority right now, but I think that...
Yet, as NPR's Rob Schmitz explains , Washington has been creeping steadily closer to Taiwan under the Trump administration. In March, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill that encourages high-level exchanges of officials with Taiwan.
Durant has pledged to come back, but the futures of Zaza Pachulia, David West , JaVale McGee, and Nick Young are in flux. Evans might want to get some Golden State shine for one year in an effort to cash in down the line.
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Nadal strolls to yet another French Open final
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