According to the special report of the news agency Reuters, which is based on a source close to Germany, it has been announced that Germany is about to start bilateral talks with Russia to get the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.
The news source reported that the conclusion of an agreement between Germany and Russia depends on the provision of critical data on the vaccine to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
EUROPEAN COMMISSION: WE DO NOT PLAN THE MEETING
The European Commission, on the other hand, told the health ministers of the EU bloc member states that the Brussels administration did not plan to start negotiations with Russia for Sputnik V as it did with other vaccine providers.
Reuters added that German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced at the virtual meeting that Germany will begin preliminary talks with Russia for a bilateral agreement to secure the vaccine.
THE STATUS OF THE VACCINE DEPENDING ON THE DATA
In preliminary talks, the source said, Germany first wanted to determine what quantities Russia could deliver and when.
In the report, it was underlined that Germany’s condition to provide Sputnik V vaccine depends on the data that Russia will present to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Last day, one of the important regions of Germany, the Bavarian state prime minister, Markus Soeder, signed a pre-contract on the German region to purchase 2.5 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine if approved by the EMA. Markus Soeder said the purchase will take place in July.