My position is fundamental and unchanging: There will be no Sputnik in Ukraine – said Ukrainian Health Minister Maxim Stepanov.

In a Facebook post, Maksym Stepanow referenced the updated EEAS report. He noted that it appears that with the emergence of new vaccines, “the campaign to artificially discredit them is gaining momentum.”

– Please remember the wave of dirt poured on AstraZeneka (…) The main author of the fakes is Russia, which is not alien to fogging the population – the Minister’s assessment.

According to him, by spreading false information about other vaccines, Moscow is trying to impose its own Sputnik V setting, as he said: “My position is fundamental and unchanging: There will be no Sputnik in Ukraine.”

In Ukraine, the vaccination campaign began at the end of February. So far, about 756,000 people have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the two doses have been injected in 290 people. AstraZeneca (Indian and South Korean production), Sinovac and Chinese Pfizer have all arrived in the country.

The Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly confirmed that they do not intend to purchase Sputnik V, and in January the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law prohibiting the registration of Russian preparations for combating COVID-19 in this country.

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