Russia's Putin says FIFA arrests show US meddling abroad

May 28, 2015 12:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of meddling outside its jurisdiction by arresting officials from soccer world governing body FIFA.

"This is yet another blatant attempt [by the United States] to extend its jurisdiction to other states," Putin said.

Putin added the arrests were a "clear attempt" to prevent the re-election of FIFA head Sepp Blatter and that he had Russia's backing.

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