The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) denies its involvement in the supply of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to the occupied territories of Donbas. This was reported by RBC news agency with reference to the statement of the fund's press service.
"RDIF does not supply the Sputnik V vaccine to Donetsk and Luhansk," the statement says.
The fund clarified that they do not have information about the presence or absence of such supplies.
Earlier, Luhansk Representative on Donbas talks Rodion Miroshnyk reported on Telegram that the first pilot batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine from coronavirus is expected in the territory of self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) on these weekends.
“As I said before, during the next 24 hours, LPR will get the first pilot batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V,” he wrote.
Miroshnyk added that from the next week, the medical facilities of the so-called republic plan to start the vaccination process of particular categories of the population. As the new batches of the vaccine arrive, the number of categories of people, who are going to be vaccinated, will increase.
“As the medics assured, all circumstances for provision of the process vaccination are created in the ‘republic’,” he added.