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Putin assumes possible supplies of Sputnik-V vaccines to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian leader met with Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform-For Life party
19:46, 6 October 2020

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Russian leader Vladimir Putin does not rule out that his country could provide supplies of Sputnik-V vaccine to Ukraine. He said so during his meeting with Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform-For Life party. The officials met in Moscow on Tuesday, TASS agency reported.

"I could instantly say that such an opportunity exists", Putin said when Medvedchuk asked him to consider supplies of the anti-coronavirus vaccine to Ukraine.

The Russian president added that for that to happen, the sides will have to sign the respective agreement. He said Russia was ready to work in this direction.

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"After all, it's a matter of purely humanitarian nature, a matter of healthcare, a matter of care for people that Russia and Ukraine both care about", he claimed.

Putin stated that Sputnik-V already reached all regions of Russia. "Unfortunately, it's not the sort of massive production that we need; what we need is millions of doses of vaccine", he said.

Replying to Medvedchuk's request about supplies of vaccine to Ukraine, Putin stressed that "since we began workign with Belarus, we could also work with Ukraine just the same way". 

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