This information was first published in the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing employees of several embassies in Moscow. This was then confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “The practice of inviting the diplomatic corps to vaccinate against the Coronavirus is widespread in many countries.
Diplomats from the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia, Africa and Latin America decided to vaccinate them with the Russian preparation. Use is already permitted in many of these countries Sputnica F..
The American embassy in Moscow said that Ambassador John Sullivan will not be vaccinated because he “will not want to take the Sputnik 5 dose intended for a Russian citizen.” In turn, Italian Ambassador Pascual Terraciano vaccinated himself before the Russian Foreign Ministry made this suggestion.
“Kommersant” newspaper reported that diplomats from several countries in the European Union, who asked not to be identified, said that no one prevented them from vaccinating themselves with Sputnik V, but they only received a recommendation pending approval for the Russian vaccine. European Medicines Agency. The important point is, for example, not to lose the opportunity to benefit from a health insurance policy, in the event that serious side effects occur after vaccination with a preparation that has not been approved by the European Union.
The Moscow Daily newspaper estimates that the issue of vaccinating Russian diplomats working abroad is more complicated. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it is working on the issue, taking into account the possibility of delivering the vaccine to the country and the existence of the appropriate medical infrastructure in its embassies.
To date, 1.5 percent of Russian citizens have been vaccinated. – Remember “Kommersant”.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked why Russia has sold millions of doses of Sputnik V abroad when the vaccination campaign is slowly being implemented in the country. He replied that “the demand for the Russian vaccine abroad is high” and that work is underway. To launch a production Sputnik V overseas to meet this demand.