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Four Russian policemen to help guard law, order at Russia-Slovakia game

June 14, 2016, 21:25 UTC+3 LILLE
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LILLE, France, June 14. /TASS/. A total of four Russian and six Slovak policemen will help their French counterparts to guard law and order at EURO’2016 game between Russia and Slovakia, due to be played in Lille on Wednesday at 15:00 hours Central European Daylight Time, the press service of the prefecture at the department Du Nord told TASS on Tuesday.

"We don’t have any reasons to fear the actions of Russian fans as tight security measures will be taken," a spokesman for the press service said. "Also, four Russian and six Slovak policemen will help guard law and order at the game."

Earlier on Tuesday, the prefect of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Michel Lalande said police in Lille would watch very closely the movements of the Russian fans heading for the game.

"We have their names and car numbers," Lalande said. "It’s very important to trace and cars and to check everyone inside."

"There are (technological) systems making it possible to trace the movements of fans going to the North," he said. "We plan to put up patrols on the approaches to the city so as to be able to watch the situation."

He said reports on the detentions of Russian fans in southern France were good news.

"We know these fans announced the forthcoming ‘second period’ or ‘second leg match’ as they called it and I hope we won’t see the people detained in the South here in Lille," Lalande said.

On Thursday, England will play versus Wales in Lans, 40 km away from Lille.

Russian and British football fans clashed in Marseilles before and after the Russia-England game that was played on June 11. As a result, no less than 30 people received injuries and the condition of one of the British fans deteriorated sharply on Tuesday.

Glass beer bottles were the main weapon used by Russian fans.

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