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.

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