Putin Reminds Tusk of Responsibility After Football Clashes
Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland’s responsibility as a country cohosting the Euro 2012 in the security of football fans, Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Wednesday, according to RIA Novosti.
“The Russian president expressed concern over the situation with Russian fans…Putin underlined that he considered the organizers of similar international tournaments are in charge of ensuring foreign football fans’ safety,” Peskov said.
The conversation of both leaders followed after 180 people were arrested over clashes involving Polish and Russian football fans in Warsaw ahead of the Euro 2012 match between the two nations.
The spokesman also said that the Russian leader and Polish premier, who spoke to each other over the telephone, discussed other issues concerning Russian-Polish relations, including energy and trade cooperation.