Russia does not exclude that it will apply for registration of its vaccines against coronavirus in the United States. This was reported by the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Ryabkov.
Ryabkov welcomed Washington’s readiness to establish cooperation with Moscow on fighting COVID-19, including on vaccines. “If there is no change for the worse here under the current administration, it will not be up to us at all,” he noted. The diplomat stressed that the coronavirus pandemic is a common problem, so joint efforts will benefit everyone.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that his American counterpart Anthony Blinken congratulated Moscow on the success of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the sides agreed to promote cooperation between their scientists and explore opportunities for cooperation in this field.
The Russian drug Sputnik V was the world’s first registered vaccine based on human adenovirus. Currently, the development of Russian scientists is among the top ten vaccine candidates on the list of the World Health Organization (WHO). In Russia, the vaccination campaign started on December 5, 2020.