If the current authorities really took care of the health of their citizens, they would have purchased already the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus as it is the only one in the whole world as Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk stated.
He reminded that the presidents of Russia and Belarus agreed on the joint production of the Sputnik-5 vaccine in the territory of Belarus.
“I can tell that 50 countries stated about the purchase of this vaccine. Whether it is efficient or not – it is from evil. Why? Because the researches held by Gamaleya center that developed this vaccine, they state that it is very efficient and it helps. That is why; the mass use in the vaccination of the Russian citizens is launched. There is no sense in telling stories that this vaccine works or does not work when there is no other vaccine; in fact, the registered vaccine Sputnik-5 and the second vaccine Vector of the Novosibirsk Scientific Center are the only in the world and they have no competitors. That is why, it is necessary to proceed from the premise that these vaccines were launched into mass use in Russia and it, according to the scientists in Russia, helps in the fight against coronavirus; so, it should be done, instead of philosophic discussion ‘if it is made in Russia – it is bad’. Any other country has developed the vaccine yet,” the politician noted.
Viktor Medvedchuk underlined that he does not understand the logic in the actions of the current authorities that refuse to purchase the Russian vaccine against coronavirus.
“I do not understand the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, the president, the government that had to engage in the issue of talks about the joint production or joint admission to the registration of this vaccine in the territory of Ukraine, instead of the response to the offer that I received during the talk with Russia’s President Putin about the possibility of supply of the vaccine in the territory of Ukraine for protection of the Ukrainian citizens, instead of discussions about nothing, unprofessionally, primitive and scantily. They had better not to wait for the absent or promised things without particular terms and circumstances that allow talking about the reality of it but thought about the health of people. If they proceeded from the premise that the health of people, protection of Ukraine’s population from the coronavirus is the most important issue, then they would act as these 50 countries act as they appealed for help in the purchase of the Russian vaccine to protect their populations,” the politician added.