Russian police to expel foreign fans that tried to get in the EU
Earlier, the border service of the country reported on attempts of citizens of Morocco, Algeria, and Yemen to illegally cross the border of Russia with Poland.
Foreign fans who intended to illegally cross the Russian border with European countries will be deported to their homeland. First Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry Alexander Gorovoy told journalists about this, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, fans from Kenya, Morocco, and other African countries tried to get into the EU; they intended to cross the border in the Kaliningrad, Murmansk and Leningrad regions. "Thus, they have violated the purpose of stay and will be expelled from the Russian Federation," Gorovoy said.
He also noted that their expulsion is under control of the embassies of the respective states. "Embassies are in charge of legal expulsion," he explained.
Earlier, the border service of the country reported on attempts of citizens of Morocco, Algeria, and Yemen to illegally cross the border of Russia with Poland. Incidents involving nine citizens that had Fan IDs were prevented at the border with the Kaliningrad region. In addition, it was reported that several foreign fans from Nigeria and Morocco got to Finland and asked for asylum; this request followed their detention at the border of Russia and Finland.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.