Sputnik Konstantin Mikhalchevsky
The Russian Direct Investment Fund denied information that Hungary refused to purchase the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine due to insufficient production capacity in the country of origin.
“Unfortunately, today’s (Reuters) article that Hungary has decided not to request the Russian vaccine is another example of fake news in the official media,” a statement from the fund said.
“The Hungarian authorities have refused to buy Russian vaccines against the Corona virus, and they intend to buy them through the European Union supply mechanisms or directly, but from China,” said Georgi Gulias, director of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, reported by Reuters.
The agency stated that Hungary justified its refusal to buy Russian vaccines by “insufficient production capacity for vaccines.”
It is noteworthy that the Fund provided Hungary with the first batch of the vaccine on December 28, and all necessary vaccinations will be transferred from January to March 2021.
It is worth noting that more than 50 countries in the world have applied for the purchase of more than 1.2 billion doses of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin directed at the beginning of this December to start a general vaccination campaign against the emerging corona virus in the country.
Source: “Komsomolskaya Pravda”