Mexican army seizes ‘counterfeit’ shipment of Sputnik V as developers of Russian Covid-19 vaccine warn of efforts to discredit jab

Follow RT on Fears of fake vaccines have been heightened after authorities in Mexico raided a private plane they say was attempting to smuggle a thousand vials of what appeared to be the Moscow-made Sputnik V coronavirus jab into the country. In a statement published on Wednesday, the Mexican government…

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Despite months-long EU approval process, bloc members already lining up to produce Sputnik V, makers of Russian Covid-19 jab say

Follow RT on The team behind Russia’s pioneering coronavirus jab has claimed that EU members are already working to ensure they are first in line to manufacture dozes, even though a review by the bloc’s central regulator has not yet finished. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced at the beginning…

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Sputnik V prepares for EU launch: Russian Covid-19 vaccine clears 1st hurdle for roll-out as regulator EMA accepts application

Follow RT on Brussels’ beleaguered coronavirus vaccination program could be poised to get a shot in the arm as the EU’s central regulator completes its initial stage in appraising Sputnik V, the vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Center. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) told Russian media on Tuesday that the…

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EU envoy plays down prospect of sanctions over Navalny jailing and backs Russian Covid-19 jab in diplomatic visit to Moscow

Follow RT on Brussels’ top diplomat has praised Russia’s role in the Covid-19 pandemic as part of a charm offensive during meetings with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who called for normalization of relations with the bloc. Josep Borrell, the Spanish politician serving at the EU’s high representative for…

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Top Navalny ally Sobol charged with breaching Russian Covid-19 rules over alleged role in organizing opposition rallies

Follow RT on A close associate of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny faces prosecution over claims she broke pandemic prevention laws by promoting two successive weekends of demonstrations in support of the jailed activist. The Investigative Committee of Russia said on Thursday that it would bring a case against Lubov…

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After months of bashing Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, Western journalists in Moscow line up to be inoculated against Covid-19

Follow RT on By Jonny Tickle Since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration of Sputnik V, the world’s first vaccine against Covid-19, sections of the Western media have taken aim at a formula they’ve dubbed both dangerous and ineffective. However, in recent weeks, Moscow-based representatives of the very same…

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Ukrainian pharma company applies to produce Sputnik V jab after emotional FM dubs Russian Covid vaccine ‘weapon of hybrid war’

Follow RT on By Jonny Tickle A company in Kharkov has applied to Ukraine’s Ministry of Health to register the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V, with the intention of using the formula to protect the embattled country’s citizens from coronavirus. That’s according to Viktor Medvedchuk, the chairman of Opposition Platform…

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