President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a phone talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and asked to extend the access of Ukraine to the vaccine against coronavirus as the President’s Office reported.
"We welcome the breakthrough achieved by the German company BioNTech together with the American company Pfizer in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. This is very encouraging news. I would like to ask for your assistance in taking into account the interests of Ukraine during the planning of the supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
The sides agreed on the further coordination of the efforts to overcome the consequences of the pandemic.
Zelensky and Merkel also discussed the situation in Donbas. The Ukrainian president informed about the joint action plan prepared by Ukraine and stated it would facilitate the activation of the Trilateral Contact Group’s work.
The parties also noted the importance of the upcoming talk of the advisers of the Normandy Format leaders.
As we reported, the European Commission completed negotiations with the German company Biontech and the American concern Pfizer on the supply of 300 million doses of a new vaccine against Covid-19 - BNT162b2 to all the EU countries.
It was also reported that it is planned to allocate 92,500 dollars for the purchase of vaccines against coronavirus in Ukraine.