Police officers detained the citizen of Ukraine in Lille, where now runs the European football Championship. Spokeswoman of the Department of Consular Service of the MFA of Ukraine Oresta Starak said this to 112.ua.
Police arrested the man from Ukraine during a raid in the framework of security measures during Euro 2016. He was in a car with Russian number plates, in which the officers found a large number of baseball bats. French law regards bats as a cold weapon.
According to preliminary information of the consulate, they arrested the Ukrainian. The court will determine the preventive measure for him.
There is also information that there was a woman in the car, also Ukraine’s citizen, but the consulate has not yet given an official confirmation.