Kyiv should buy Russian coronavirus vaccine if the preparation proves its effectiveness, deputy of Verkhovna Rada from propresidential faction Alexander Kachura stated on October 9 on the air of TV channel NewsOne.
According to him, life and health of citizens should be the main priority for the state.
“I will probably say now what part of the “Servant of the People” faction can throw stones at me for, but I believe that the main priority for the state and for each official should be first of all the health and life of citizens,” the MP said.
As Kachura emphasized, if the vaccine is effective, the Ukrainian authorities will have to agree on purchasing the medicine. The MP added that “this decision must be approached in a balanced way”. According to him, Kiev has no right “not to use that opportunity to save even one human life” in Ukraine.
Earlier, on October 8, Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky stated that the country would receive “real” coronavirus vaccine from European Union.
On October 6 Russian president Vladimir Putin at the meeting with co-chairman of Ukrainian party “Opposition platform – For life” (OPPL) Viktor Medvedchuk allowed delivery of Russian vaccine “Sputnik V” to Ukraine.
The world’s first coronavirus vaccine was registered in Russia on August 11. The drug, developed by Gamaleya Center specialists, was named “Sputnik V”.