Citizens vaccinated with vaccines not recognised by EMA indeed do not have COVID passports with QR codes in the EU. But Latvia's "anti-Russian policy" has absolutely nothing to do with it.
At the beginning of July, the European Union offered Russia the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates (without the certification of the vaccines themselves). Russia has expressed interest, but negotiations are proceeding slowly, and, according to the EU Ambassador to Russia, Markus Ederer, through the fault of the Russian side.
"This is a technical rather than a political process," EU ambassador Markus Ederer told Russia's RBC media outlet in an interview. "When Russian officials talk about the process being delayed and politicised by the European side, I sometimes think they are largely referring to themselves because it is them who make this about politics."
Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov admitted that there were "mutual misunderstandings" in the negotiations with the EU, but "now the work is being carried out in a constructive manner." On October 13, the press service of the Ministry of Health announced that the negotiation process and bilateral consultations were ongoing.
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