Putin urges Interior Ministry to ensure security at World Cup

Putin urges Interior Ministry to ensure security at World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the country's Interior Ministry to ensure full security of athletes and guests at the upcoming World Cup in Russia, stressing that the country’s image depends on this.

"Less than half a year is left before the beginning of the World Cup, which will be held in eleven Russian cities. We should hold it at the highest level and first of all, ensure the maximum security of athletes and fans," Putin said at the annual meeting of the Interior Ministry’s board.

He said that the Interior Ministry’s personnel will play a key role in solving this task. The president expressed confidence that police already have huge positive experience and will respond in a right way and in strict compliance with the law at the championship and in any situation.

"This event and our country’s image directly depend on your accurate and competent work," TASS cited Putin as saying.

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