Russia fined over fan violence

The Russian football association has been fined 120,000 euro (around £97,000) by UEFA after the violence yesterday ahead of its match with Poland in Warsaw. More than 100 people were arrested after fans clashed with each other and riot police.

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Putin: Fans' safety is Poland's responsibility

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed concern over violence involving Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw.

Russian president Vladimir Putin Credit: Reuters

Mr Putin has told the Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in a telephone conversation that Euro 2012 organisers were responsible for fan safety.

"Mr Putin stressed that organisers of such international tournaments bear full responsibility for the safety of fans from other countries on their territory," the presidential spokesman told reporters.


Euro 2012 violence arrests increase to 184

The number of people arrested in connection with the violence before and after Euro 2012's Group A match between Russia and Poland has risen to 184, according to a Polish Police website.

Riot police stand over two fans arrested before the Group A clash between Russia and Poland. Credit: REUTERS/Agencja Gazeta/Agata Grzybowska

Ten people, including seven Poles, two Russians and a German, had to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are continuing their investigation into the violence.

Arrests rise in Warsaw following clashes

Police in Warsaw have made over 140 arrests relating to clashes between Poland and Russia fans and expect to add to that number as investigations continue.

A statement, released via the Polish Police website, read:

There are more than 140 hooligans caught by the police because of disorders in Warsaw - firstly during the march to National Stadion, secondly in the Fanzone in Plac Defilad Square.

Among the kept persons there are fans of both teams - Russian and Polish. There are 10 persons, who are injured: 7 Polish, 2 Russians and 1 German - their lives are not in danger concerning the information from the medical services.

The police operation is still lasting. The police officers are checking the surveillance system, police cameras and still (plan to) identify the hooligans who took part in the disorders. Further arrests are planned.


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