Russia is studying the possibility of supplying Armenia with 1 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine, and new supplies of this drug are planned in the coming months, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been closely cooperating, Russia has been providing assistance to Armenia in preventing the spread of coronavirus infection. A batch of Sputnik V vaccine doses has been donated. Just last month, another batch of 15,000 doses of this drug has arrived. Additional doses are planned for the near future. The request of our Armenian friends for the provision of one million doses is being worked out”, – Lavrov said at a meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan.
The Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has been approved in 64 countries with a total population of over 3.2 billion people. In terms of the number of approvals received by state regulators, the drug ranks second in the world. The vaccine efficacy was 97.6% based on the analysis of data on 3.8 million vaccinated Russians. This is higher than the data previously published by the medical journal The Lancet (91.6%), the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Research Center Gamaleya reported earlier.Swift Response, largest military exercise in 25 years, starts in Estonia