President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky told the press why Ukraine made a deal with Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, which foresees that the vaccine against Covid-19 will be supplied to this coujntry before the veccine itself is registered. The president wrote that on his Telegram channel.
"All countries all over the world do it, with all vaccines: they make contracts on certain volumes [of vaccine] as soon as it's clear it's going to be an efficient drug. And supplies and inoculations will kick off immedtiately after thee official procedures are over, so that no precious time is lost", Zelensky said.
He added that vaccination of Ukrainian citizens with Sinovac vaccine would begin only after its registration. "It is not used for promotion of certain geopolitical ambitions. It's another vaccine to save lives, not political propaganda for profit", the head of the state said.