Russia's Putin says will work to stamp
out soccer hooliganism
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[June 18, 2016]
PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday
he regretted violence at the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France
involving Russian fans, pledging Moscow would work to try to stamp out
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the
Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2016.
French authorities have said about 150 hard-core Russian fans
took part in serious violence around the England-Russia game in
Marseilles last weekend.
Putin, speaking at a question and answer session at the St
Petersburg International Economic Forum, said he wondered how
"200 of our fans beat up several thousand English fans."
He also said it was important French authorities treated anyone
caught making trouble equally.
(Reporting by Christian Lowe, Alexander Winning, Katya Golubkova
and Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew
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