That statement seems completely back to front, when has the ‘Kremlin’ ever interfered with the EU and/or would even get access to do so. :shrug:
There were no physical clashes in the stands, if there had been there would have been video evidence of same. The English fans had burned a Russian flag, in the stands, not exactly a smart thing to do - but no mention of that either.
From your RT link:
*The head of the Russian football fans’ union told TASS that no mass clashes between the Russian and English fans in the stands had taken place.
*“In fact, there was no clash,” said Aleksandr Shprigin. “The entire English sector… just got up and ran away. There were no scuffles, police were standing there. Everything is ok. The police are working well.”
Considering the mayhem, raised by English fans, for days prior to the Russia/Eng match, i.e. towns wrecked, men walking around dripping with blood, cafes burned, violent altercations with the French police - it is a wonder England were ever allowed to host a World Cup and/or were ever deemed ‘fit’ to do so - particularly so, as English football hooliganism has been world renowned, for decades and are seen as being the worst offenders.
(This is not meant to disrespect all English fans, just the ones that cause mayhem at every international tournament.)