Russian diplomats have received confirmation that a bus carrying Russian football fans was stopped near Nice and a Russian Consulate General official is currently en route to the scene, Russian Embassy in Paris spokesman Sergei Parinov said.
"The Consulate General has now received confirmation from French police that the bus was stopped near Nice. No further details were provided," he told Interfax.
"An official of the Consulate General in Marseille is now heading to the scene. The consul general will take charge of this issue. The representative of the Russian Interior Ministry is also aware of this situation. The issue will be dealt with," Parinov said.
Все напряжено! Все ждут! pic.twitter.com/f5syTOYXp3— Александр Шпрыгин (@Shprygin) 14 June 2016
Подтягиваются СМИ pic.twitter.com/tWXYghUGx5— Александр Шпрыгин (@Shprygin) 14 June 2016
Earlier on July 14 Russian Fans Association President Alexander Shprygin told that the bus carrying Russian football fans was stopped by French police on the road to Lille.
"We are the official group of Russian fans! It is a circus! The heads of fan clubs are on this bus! All of them are slated for deportation! Police are putting on gear and taking out electric shockers! They want to storm [the bus]!", Shprygin wrote on his Twitter account.
He said that the French authorities have decided to deport the heads of Russian football fan clubs.
Полиция надевает экипировку, достают шокеры! Хотят штурмовать! pic.twitter.com/SbTOSvLorm— Александр Шпрыгин (@Shprygin) 14 June 2016
"French special operations forces have encircled the bus and are demanding that we get off the bus. We are waiting for the consul, who has promised to come here in an hour. The policemen are threatening to use force if we do not leave the bus," Shprygin said.
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