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.
Mary Carillo on the tragic passing of Maria Bueno
World No. 1 in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966, Bueno was Brazil's best ever player, winning 19 Grand Slam titles. The 9 de Julho Hospital said she had been admitted for "oncological treatment" and asked for privacy.
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.
The three special economic zones are meant to be "mini Singapores" - business-friendly environments complete with high-tech hubs. But mounting frustration has pushed the government to slow down the legislation's progress.
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.
Nintendo says that the show will focus on Switch releases for 2018, but we might see some 2019 titles and 3DS games as well. Support for Gamecube controllers and all (approximately) fifty gazillion existing Amiibo was confirmed, as well.
Charlotte donned sunglasses and ran in bare feet, at one point attempting a head stand in front of her laughing mom. Kate could be seen pulling out toy guns, a walkie talkie and more treats for the duo to play with.
The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. The man reportedly asked to speak to the Iranian embassy to deliver a message to the French government, Reuters reports .
State wildlife searchers located the body of a woman believed to have been killed during an alligator attack in South Florida. At the time of the accident, Matsuki's husband was out of town and was trying to fly back home after hearing the news.
Trump's advocacy for Russian Federation seems a little odd, especially in the midst of what he calls a " witch hunt? ". Trump pulled out of President Barack Obama's landmark nuclear accord with Iran over the objections of European allies.
Mannino was presented with the Life Saving Award from the Naperville Police Department last Thursday for his actions. According to a Naperville police spokesman, the boy ran out of his mother's home when she wasn't looking.
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.
I played two sets at the same level as Dominic Thiem. "He's a big favorite against everybody", he told reporters. Converting break points has become close to impossible against Nadal on the red clay of Paris . "Barely walking.
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.
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, .
13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry
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.
Tesla to layoff 9 percent of workforce
But Musk has promised an acceleration of Model 3 manufacturing, which will allow the company to bring in a lot more revenue. Tesla started 2018 with about about 37,000 employees globally and has hired thousands of employees since then.
Greece, Macedonia reach deal to end name dispute
The new name will be used both domestically and internationally, and Macedonia will amend its constitution as part of the deal. Greece and Macedonia are involved in a longtime dispute over the name of the Republic of Macedonia .
Griezmann: My Future Will Be Announced Next Week
One journalist was so desperate to get a comment from Griezmann, he used Google translate to ask the forward about his future. Ronaldo cast doubt over his future at Madrid after their third consecutive Champions League success last month.