President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to verify information about the illegal import of coronavirus vaccines into the country. He wrote about it on his Telegram channel.
"I instructed the Security Service and other law enforcement agencies to immediately check the information about the alleged smuggling of the coronavirus vaccine into Ukraine. If someone really thought to violate the law by secretly importing the vaccine for sale, the reaction should be as severe as possible," wrote Zelensky.
The President noted that Ukraine had a clear vaccination plan at that point. According to him, people at risk and those who are at the forefront in the fight against the disease will be vaccinated at first.
"Smuggling and counterfeiting should be punished," he said.
As we reported earlier, on January 5, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel held a phone talk and discussed the situation in Ukraine and possible joint production of the vaccine against coronavirus.