Russian sports minister: UEFA sanctions are "excessive punishment" - R-Sport
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday sanctions on the Russian Football Union imposed by UEFA were excessive, R-Sport news agency reported.
"The punishment is excessive, but we cannot influence it. The fine is enormous as the Russian Football Union is a non-commercial organisation. There is no sense in appealing," R-Sport quoted Mutko as saying.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Jack Stubbs)