Ukraine has all the necessary capacities to produce the vaccine against coronavirus and the readiness of Russia to pass proper raw materials. Currently, it depends only on the Ukrainian authorities how soon the vaccine will be produced in Ukraine as Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk stated.
He underlined that the Sputnik V vaccine is the most effective drug for the fight against coronavirus as of today and it proved its efficacy. The common Ukrainians, according to the politician, unlike the current authorities, understand that perfectly and they appealed to Viktor Medvedchuk with a request to do everything possible to enable the Russian vaccine in Ukraine.
“Of course, it is very important for Ukraine. During the meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, I asked him on October 6 to facilitate the purchase of the Sputnik V vaccine by Ukraine and he stated that it is possible if prober bodies of power of Ukraine will make such a step and will officially appeal in that regard. But, unfortunately, there was no appeal but I, the political force that I present received 1,000 appeals, including those from scientific, medical facilities, non-governmental organizations. All of them stated that if the authorities of Ukraine do not agree to purchase the Sputnik V vaccine and it was the first and only then, Viktor Volodymyrovych, maybe you might facilitate in the production of this vaccine in the territory of Ukraine,” the politician noted.
Viktor Medvedchuk added that after the meeting at the beginning of November, Putin ordered to create a task group on the development of the possibilities of supplies of the vaccine against Covid-19 to Ukraine or production of Sputniv V in Ukraine.
“After a month of work, we came to the result that is significant for Ukraine because the issue is about the possibility of transfer of technology on production of the vaccine in Ukraine and provision of the raw materials in the form of the cell line and possibility of the capacities in Ukraine to produce the vaccine. Today we sum up the results of the work of the task group and we are ready to continue the agreements on the production of the vaccine, I underline it, in Ukraine,” Medvedchuk noted.
The politician also added that the Ukrainian capabilities meet all necessary standards.
“It is very important as the milestone that such a production is possible and such capacities are found. They meet the standards that should be implemented during the application of the technology of the production of the vaccine. Of course, the issue is the authorities of Ukraine, when they will file the registration of the proper statement and the desire of the authorities of Ukraine to provide the Ukrainian citizens today because the fight against the plague of 21st century, as we call the coronavirus, unfortunately, takes place all over the world. We need to do everything necessary to protect our people; currently, I talk about the citizens of Ukraine, despite the particular specific position of our authority,” Medvedchuk underlined.