Relations between Moscow and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine and around Crimea, which was reunited with Russia after a referendum on the peninsula. Moscow was accused of interfering and sanctions against it were imposed. Russia retaliated, embarking on a course of import substitution. Also, the authorities have repeatedly noted that it is counterproductive to talk with Moscow in the language of sanctions. Russia has repeatedly stressed that it does not participate in the conflict in Ukraine and is not a subject of the Minsk settlement agreements.
The West is financing a disinformation campaign against the Russian anti-Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V
It is not true that the West conducts campaigns to discredit the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.
Reservations about the Russian Sputnik V vaccine are caused by the fact that Russia didn’t complete the extensive trials which WHO insists that a vaccine must undergo involving thorough testing to examine the vaccine’s safety and efficacy before it is released. Rolling out an inadequately vetted vaccine could endanger the people receiving it. Sputnik V was met with scepticism and criticism, even by Russian specialists.
On the other hand, there is credible evidence that the Russian government pressed Russian scientists and researchers to be the first in the world to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, and did everything to shorten the process, raising concerns about the safety and efficiency of the Sputnik V vaccine. For further debunking, check Polygraph.
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