The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, addressed this Thursday in a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, the possible supply of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V a Germany before the interest of the German federal state to buy up to 30 million doses of the preparation.
“Special attention was paid to issues related to the fight against coronavirus Y Putin confirmed the readiness of the Russian side to cooperate with its German partners in this area, including organizing supplies and joint production of vaccines ”, the Kremlin reported today in a statement.
During the conversation with Kretschmer, who is in Moscow to participate in celebrations of the Year of Germany in Russia, the situation around the opposition leader Alexei Navalny and “the Russian approach to the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis” was also discussed, according to the note from the Russian Presidency.
The Saxon leader previously told the German N-tv channel that the federal state wanted to buy “three times ten million doses of the Sputnik V “ between the months of June and August.
At the same time, Kretschmer stressed that the condition for the acquisition is the authorization of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
In early April, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder also expressed the Land’s interest in purchasing the Sputnik V vaccine.
According to Söder, there has been a “pre-negotiation” with the Russian authorities to receive 2.5 million doses of the Russian vaccine once it receives the go-ahead from the EMA.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (FIDR) announced in April that it had opened negotiations with Germany for the sale of doses of the Sputnik V vaccine.
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