Ukraine to never register Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, health minister says

Ukraine to never register Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, health minister says
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Kiev will not register Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine under any circumstances, Ukrainian Health Minister Maxim Stepanov vowed Friday, APA reports citing TASS.

"Under no circumstances will the Russian Sputnik V vaccine be registered in Ukraine. You will not persuade me to do it by any argument," he underscored, speaking in Verkhovna Rada (parliament).

Commenting on a lawmaker’s remark that other countries use the Russian vaccine, Stepanov claimed that "Russia did not take other countries’ territory."

The minister also disclosed that over 127,000 Ukrainians applied for vaccination. According to the ministry's statistics, 12,481 people got inoculated, 2,913 of them - in the past 24 hours.

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