Russian units participate in Euro 2016 international police operation

UEFA Euro 2016 in France starts on June 10

Six representatives of the Russian Interior Ministry went to France to provide security during the UEFA Euro 2016 championship, the ministry's press center told Interfax.

"The Russian Interior Ministry upheld a request from the French Interior Ministry proposing to participate in the international police operation to provide security during the preparation and holding of UEFA Euro2016. Officials of the Russian Interior Ministry reached a decision to send six  representatives of the ministry to France for the purposes of working in the specially created Center of International Police Cooperation," the press center said.

The Russian policemen will remain in France during the entire period of the Russian national team's participation in the championship, the press center said.

"In the issues of providing security the Russian Interior Ministry is closely cooperating with the Russian Sports Ministry, the Russian Football Union and French colleagues as part of operations of the European national football information units' network," the agency said.

UEFA Euro 2016 starts on June 10.

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