Covid. Putin says Russia is ready to provide other countries with its vaccine

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putinhe told the G20 leaders this Saturday your country is ready to provide Sputnik V, your coronavirus vaccine, to other nations that need it.

Russia is also preparing its second and third vaccines, Putin said, adding that creating a vaccine portfolio was “our common goal,” NBC News mentioned.

Sputnik V, the first registered Russian vaccine against Covid-19, has proven to be effective in 92% of cases, according to the first test results published by the Gamaleya Center and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (FIDR).

This result was obtained in an investigation with more than 16 thousand volunteers 21 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine, which is inoculated in two doses, or a placebo.

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Against protectionism

Putin also said that “we have to address the urgent problems that have accumulated in international trade. In particular, efforts need to be made to curb protectionism, abandon the practice of unilateral sanctions and resume supply chains,” Putin said.

He considered that there is no alternative to the World Trade Organization at present and that a stable and effective multilateral trading system based on universal rules and principles is necessary.

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Putin said countries need to intensify effective mechanisms for multilateral cooperation and strengthen key international institutions, while relying on the UN Charter and generally accepting the norms and principles of international law. The two-day summit is organized by Saudi Arabia, the country that holds the rotating presidency of the group.

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