Men are offering Ukrainian women fleeing the country free accommdation in return for sex, a Glasgow charity has said.

Our sister title The Herald reports Robina Qureshi, Director of Positive Action in Housing, said the Homes for Ukraine Scheme had "lost all credibility" as a safe route for women and children to leave the war zone. 

She said that in one case a man contacted a young Ukrainian woman who was seeking information about the scheme on social media the day before it was launched.

He asked her to send photos of herself and said he was "doctor living in a big house".

He then sent photos of himself sitting in first class on a plane, with a picture of his sports car, and images of his luxury home.

He showed her a screen shot of his official confirmation email from the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme and goes on to offer her an “arrangement” [a euphemism for sex].  

He wrote: “So, free accommodation, food, expenses, plus a monthly allowance. The other option for you is to register with charities in which case you will allocated randomly.”

The young woman declined his offer.

Ms Qureshi said: "We are right now observing safeguarding breaches and unsafe situations on an industrial scale as a result of the Homes for Refugees Scheme.

"War refugees being directed down the road of human trafficking.

"They told people to ask NGOs for names of refugees, causing potential breaches of privacy laws.

"We urge the Childrens Commissioners for Scotland and England to see what’s happening on their watch and act.

"The business model of Homes for Ukraine is based on sending desperate war refugees to social media platforms in search of sponsors, and vice versa.

"Over five hundred Ukraine families, children and young people have contacted us for advice with visas and sponsors.

"Homes for Ukraine is a Human traffickers Charter and not fit for purpose. It should be shut down.

"This country must do what every other country in Europe is doing right now, roll up our sleeves work hand in hand with NGOs and registered volunteers  and let Ukrainians enter the UK.

"Now. Drop the sponsorship and visa requirements so that people do not need to wait in war zones or be targets for people traffickers and people with the wrong intent on social media."