According to information provided by the Moscow Main Interior Department, over 3,500 militia officers and servicemen of the Interior troops of the Russian Ministry of the Interior are at the moment ensuring security, maintaining law and order at the soccer match between Moscow CSKA club and the Zenit club from St. Petersburg. The match takes place at the large sport arena of the Moscow Luzhniki stadium. About 10,000 soccer fans arrived from St. Petersburg. Petersburg fans were met at the railroad station and taken to Luzhniki by specially arranged buses. In addition to that they will "support" their team in a stadium sector separated from Moscow fans. After the match residents of the northern capital will be brought back to the railroad station. All spectators are screened to detect weapons, explosive and narcotic substances as well as alcoholic intoxication. Ambulance teams and cynologists with dogs stay on duty by the stadium.
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said