Russian PM Mishustin: "Russia will help Belarus with COVID-19 vaccine"

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3 September 2020

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed at a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday that Moscow would help Minsk with a coronavirus vaccine, APA reports quoting BelTA.

Mishustin said at the meeting that almost all the key ministers of the Russian Cabinet, including the energy minister, the minister of industry and trade and the health minister, had arrived in Minsk as part of the Russian delegation.

"Will you help us with vaccines?" Lukashenko asked. The Russian prime minister assured that assistance would be provided. "Vladimir [Putin] told me that this (Belarus) would be the first country we (Russia) would help with the vaccine," the Belarusian president said. "That’s the way it is going to be," Mishustin answered.

Mishustin noted that his Belarusian counterpart Roman Golovchenko decided to test the Russian coronavirus vaccine on himself. "I am glad that Roman Alexandrovich Golovchenko decided to be vaccinated. I am sure everything will be fine," BelTA quotes him as saying.

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