Certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 with the Russian drug Sputnik V should be recognized in the European Union, as well as certificates of vaccinated Pfizer or Moderna – in Russia. This was stated on Tuesday, November 30, by former Mayor of Riga and Latvian MEP Nil Ushakov.
“The EU, Russia and China should mutually recognize vaccines. Certificates with Sputnik should work in the EU, and with the same Pfizer or Moderna – in Russia,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
At the same time, the MEP stressed that this is necessary to prevent a new closure of the borders.
Earlier the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 13th VTB investment forum “Russia Calling!” called the mutual recognition of vaccines and COVID-19 vaccination certificates an important measure in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus infection. According to him, an understanding of shared responsibility, especially by the leaders of the world’s leading developed nations, would be the basis for more joint action.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on November 18 that positive news on mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus can be expected in 2022, this issue is handled by the Russian Ministry of Health.