Disinfo: Registration of Sputnik V in the EU is voluntary delayed for political or economic reasons


The European Union voluntarily delay the registration of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. The experts and specialists of the European Medicines Agency [EMA] are not to blame but it is known for sure that this delay is due to signals given to them by high-ranking people in the European Union.

Are there only political reasons for this, or is there also an economic factor? It is unknown.

The citizens of European countries themselves and their police and justice forces should investigate to understand the goal of such a manoeuvre.


Recurrent disinformation message around the Sputnik V and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

There is no evidence of EU bias against the Russian vaccine or that EU officials are blocking its certification. EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke said she hoped the Sputnik V vaccine would be approved. For that EMA is conducting a rolling review including a visit to Russian facilities.

The EMA has certified four vaccines so far. The rolling review of Sputnik V was launched on 4 March 2021. Pro-Kremlin media often quote an article in The Lancet magazine, which showed 91.6 per cent effectiveness of Sputnik V without considerable side effects. However, there have been some doubts as to its efficacy, especially where the trial procedures are concerned (see here and here.) Recently, in the Lancet article published 12 May 2021 critical questions about the Sputnik V data for phase III clinical trial were raised.

There is no Russophobia in the way the EMA is dealing with the Sputnik V vaccine.

The EMA applies the same regulatory approach to all vaccine applications to check them for safety and efficacy.

Read also related stories: EU prepares new smear campaign against Russia, accuses it of anti-vax activities, Sputnik V submitted its application to EMA on 21 January , The head of the EMA stated that she would seek to ban Russian vaccine , EMA's delay in approving Sputnik V is political


  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/05/2021
  • Article language(s) English, Russian, French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Russia
  • Keywords: vaccination, coronavirus, Russophobia, Sputnik V, Secret services
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[In a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament] Among the set of standard accusations against the Kremlin there were unproven reports of "Russian interference in the Western elections", meanwhile there were calls to support the "pro-democratic society" in Russia and directly interfere in Russia’s elections.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West allegedly pursuing a belligerent and hostile agenda to contain Russia. Consistent with the recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying any Russian responsibility in interfering in the elections of other countries, despite massive evidence to the contrary.

Russian interference in the US 2020 election has been established beyond doubt not only by US intelligence but also by law enforcement officials, journalists and researchers. Multiple attempts to influence the public discourse to favour one candidate over the other were uncovered throughout 2019 and 2020, though their ultimate success is disputed.

Disinfo: The USA and NATO will not defend the Baltic states from a Russian attack

The USA can come with the help [to the Baltic states] only if it lays in its tactical interest in the geopolitical game with Russia. Under certain circumstances, it may be unprofitable for the Americans to raise the question of “Putin's imperial aggression against the Russian neighbours", so even if Russia attacks, NATO allies will simply ignore the Baltic states.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on NATO and the US military presence in Europe - it claims that the United States will not protect its European allies if it goes against the US national interests.

Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty is the critical component of the Alliance – it assumes that if a NATO Ally is a victim of an armed attack, every other member of the Alliance will consider this an attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked. In other words, Article 5 is the cornerstone of NATO – it has been invoked only once in history as a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Disinfo: The Memorandum of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia is NATO instrument to create anti-Russian "belt"

The Memorandum of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia is an instrument of the North Atlantic Alliance to create a kind of anti-Russian "belt".


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO and its actions aimed at encircling Russia, presenting every cooperation action for European integration, especially of the countries of the former Soviet Union, as actions against Russia.

The claim refers to the signing, on May 17, 2021, in Kiev, of the Memorandum for cooperation in the field of European integration between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, also called the “Association Trio”. The memorandum sets out a series of objectives for the cooperation of the countries associated with the EU and provides the normative basis for undertaking joint diplomatic efforts, trilateral consultations, public communication actions, announces the Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs.