13 Jun 2018 15:13

Security strengthened in cities hosting 2018 World Cup matches - Dvorkovich

MOSCOW. June 13 (Interfax) - Security systems in Russia are ready for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Chairman of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Arkady Dvorkovich said.

"All systems are ready. Security measures have been increased in the cities," Dvorkovich told reporters on Wednesday.

"The monitoring has exposed no serious problems so far, while there are some minor ones," Dvorkovich said amid the arrival of many football supporters to Russia.

"Everything is going as scheduled right now. Teams are arriving. The three remaining teams are expected today," he said.

The organizing committee expects to see a full house in almost every stadium, but if the seats distributed by quotas to participating countries happen to eventually be vacant, "we will do our best to have them occupied", Dvorkovich said.

When asked about Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, the former chairman of the Russia 2018 Committee, Dvorkovich said: "I will be glad to see him attending the matches".