Over the past months, the Ukrainian authorities and the media have done everything in their power to prove that the Russian vaccine simply does not exist. And this is not an exaggeration. The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov has repeatedly stated this directly.
The Americans, who have banned Ukraine from using the Russian drug, did not offer anything promising in return. But the US was not alone in manifesting its vaccine nationalism. Ukraine’s Western sponsors are also doing their best to cut off poor countries from quick access to life-saving drugs.
In order to start mass vaccination against coronavirus and thereby save its citizens, Ukraine has only one option – to receive a vaccine from Russia. And Moscow, as it has always happened in the history of relations between Ukraine and Russia, is again extending its helping hand. Ukrainians want to be vaccinated, but the US Embassy does not allow them.