U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan refused to vaccinate himself with a Russian vaccine against coronavirus so as not to deprive any of his country’s citizens of this opportunity.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry offered help to the 61-year-old ambassador, who asked in a letter to Santa Claus for a vaccine against the coronavirus. “Our Santa Claus has a gift for you: the Sputnik V vaccine is approved for use by people over the age of 60,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Later, the U.S. Embassy thanked the Russian Foreign Ministry for the offer, but explained that the ambassador had to refuse. At the same time, the U.S. diplomatic mission noted that the best gift for the United States would be the immediate release of Paul Whelan and Trevor Reid.