Merkel threatened Brussels to start buying Sputnik V from Russia directly


German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that if Brussels does not establish a system of centralized procurement of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine after its approval by the European regulator, Germany may start purchasing this drug directly.


Thus, after a meeting with the heads of German regions on vaccination, Merkel threatened the EU authorities to start direct purchases of the drug from Russia. In her opinion, any vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency should be used to combat the pandemic. Berlin would prefer to do this centrally, but is also ready for direct agreements with Moscow.

If the procurement initiated by Brussels does not reach - and everything speaks about it - we will have to go down this path alone

- stressed the Chancellor, quoted by Deutsche Welle.

According to the Prime Minister of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelov (Thuringia has suffered particularly large losses in recent weeks as a result of Covid-19), Germany should not wait for the official approval of the vaccine from Russia by the European regulator, and a preliminary agreement should be concluded with the Russian Federation on the supply of the drug. Sputnik V has already been approved for use in 54 countries around the world, and the list is constantly expanding.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 20 March 2021 13: 20
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    And if the matter concerned a cure for plague or cholera, would the EU also think about it? Or are the local bureaucrats waiting for a monetary kickback from Sputnik?
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 20 March 2021 13: 36
    -4
    So in the Russian Federation they would try to heal their people. Four vaccines are already in use in the EU and more than 10% of the population have been vaccinated. Sputnik V and any other vaccine if it helps fight the disease, that's great.
    Or what else is there in the Russian Federation besides Sputnik V that you can't talk about something else?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 20 March 2021 23: 17
      +3
      So in the Russian Federation they would try to heal their people. Four vaccines are already in use in the EU and more than 10% of the population have been vaccinated. Sputnik V and any other vaccine if it helps fight the disease, that's great.
      Or what else is there in the Russian Federation besides Sputnik V that you can't talk about something else?

      Russia does without a hard lockdown, unlike Europe.

      The situation with the coronavirus in Europe continues to worsen, with more and more countries declaring a hard lockdown and record incidence rates. Against the background of a rapid increase in the number of cases, the French authorities announced a mass evacuation of critically ill patients from large hospitals in Paris to other regions, since the intensive care units in the capital are already overcrowded.

      On Wednesday, new restrictions were reported in Poland: the increase in the incidence in the country has been increasing since mid-February and now reaches 17 thousand people a day.

      We have vaccinations, it's voluntary.
      There is enough vaccine (I speak for my area), but no one drives to vaccinate at gunpoint. wink
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 11: 07
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        Quote: Ulysses
        Russia does without a hard lockdown, unlike Europe.

        It's too early to draw conclusions. Or is the pandemic already over in the Russian Federation? Last year. The excess death rate is over 300.
        At the end of 2020, Russia was among the main victims of the pandemic. The excess mortality rate per thousand inhabitants turned out to be one of the highest on the planet in our country. According to this indicator, the Russian Federation is twice as bad as the United States and seven times worse than Germany.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 21 March 2021 21: 43
          +3
          At the end of 2020, Russia was among the main victims of the pandemic. The excess mortality rate per thousand inhabitants turned out to be one of the highest on the planet in our country. According to this indicator, the Russian Federation is twice as bad as the United States and seven times worse than Germany.

          And you, my friend, are not lying about the case? winked
          The situation is certainly not sugar and nothing is over yet, but to tell that in the USA it is 100 times better, and in Germany it is 500 times better.
          Recently, everyone has been referring to the IMF report on Russia, where they cite data (on 22 pages)
          There, Russia is the second in Europe in terms of excess mortality per 100 thousand people. for 2020. Spain is ahead, Poland and Belarus are behind us. In the USA, according to their data, excess mortality is 20% lower than in Russia, and in Germany it is 3 times lower.


          https://www.imf.org/-/media/Files/Publications/CR/2021/English/1RUSEA2021001.ashx

          The numbers are certainly not funny, but you still need to delve into the specifics of national statistics.
          There, by the way, Estonia also got into the picture, the numbers are certainly not so high, but still.
          What data are you referring to?
          1. Vladest Offline Vladest
            Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 22: 52
            -1
            In general, I see no reason to judge something now. The situation is dynamic. After the pandemic, we will judge.
            In Estonia today 12.41% of the total population are vaccinated. Shas on the approach of the vaccine from Johnson, then by the end of the summer vaccination will be completed.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 21 March 2021 23: 26
              +2
              In general, I see no reason to judge something now. The situation is dynamic. After the pandemic, we will judge.

              Why then tell fairy tales?

              In Estonia today 12.41% of the total population are vaccinated. Shas on the approach of the vaccine from Johnson, then by the end of the summer vaccination will be completed.

              Who is Johnson? If about the American one, then they are not going to deliver to anyone yet.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 21 March 2021 20: 36
      0
      So in the Russian Federation they would try to heal their people. Four vaccines are already in use in the EU and more than 10% of the population have been vaccinated. Sputnik V and any other vaccine if it helps fight the disease, that's great.

      Why did you ban AstraZeneca then? smile By the way, was she the fourth?

      On March 7, Austrian authorities suspended the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from a specific batch after a 49-year-old woman vaccinated with it died as a result of a severe bleeding disorder and another 35-year-old woman developed pulmonary embolism. In the coming days, the authorities of several other countries, for example, Italy and Estonia, did the same, temporarily banning people from vaccinating people with the AstraZeneca vaccine from a certain batch.

      https://www.interfax.ru/world/756104
  3. Alsur Offline Alsur
    Alsur (Alexey) 20 March 2021 14: 06
    +4
    Quote: Vladest
    So in the Russian Federation they would try to heal their people. Four vaccines are already in use in the EU and more than 10% of the population have been vaccinated. Sputnik V and any other vaccine if it helps fight the disease, that's great.
    Or what else is there in the Russian Federation besides Sputnik V that you can't talk about something else?

    A Ukrainian is a Ukrainian, even what has been done well in Russia, he cannot admit, under any circumstances. Bakes the Ukrainian like the devil from incense. Although the EU and WB have already recognized the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine. Merkel has generally threatened to buy Sputnik vaccine directly if EU officials raise the issue of permits for our vaccine.
    And what is still good in Russia, you don't have to go far, there is one more vaccine against Covid, with even greater efficiency and administered at a time. Completion of human trials and clearance will be completed in about a month. And there is also a third. But you are not interested, I guess.
    I injected the second stage Sputnik V vaccine yesterday. After 21 days, the final immunity will be formed.
    And what have the Ukrainian scientists done, for example, are you vaccinated?
    1. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
      bonifacius (Alex) 21 March 2021 02: 03
      +1
      Alas! Not a single Russian vaccine is suitable for Ukrainians. For maydanutyh, a combined, two-component vaccine is needed. The first component is a vaccine against idiocy, with a "horse" dose, and the second is against the coronavirus. Otherwise it won't work.
  4. Alexander Betonkin 20 March 2021 14: 58
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    What is the threat? You need to - buy. Business then.
  5. Termit1309 Offline Termit1309
    Termit1309 (Alexander) 20 March 2021 15: 18
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    Quote: Vladest
    Or what else is there in the Russian Federation besides Sputnik V h

    Does your country have its own covid vaccine? Not ? Crawl under the bed and play the game. The silent woman is called.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 21 March 2021 22: 54
      +1
      Quote: Termit1309
      Does your country have its own covid vaccine?

      Our country buys everything it needs. Or is it impossible? And without having their vaccine, the majority of the population has already been vaccinated twice.
      1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
        kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 22 March 2021 12: 22
        +2
        Quote: Vladest
        Quote: Termit1309
        Does your country have its own covid vaccine?

        Our country buys everything it needs. Or is it impossible? And without having their own vaccine, the majority of the population has already been vaccinated twice.

        Comrade Estonian Vladest! I already wrote to you, do not talk nonsense and do not read Estonian newspapers at night.
        COVID-19 vaccination statistics in Estonia
        As of 20.03.21 in Estonia:
        163 people (936% of the population) - vaccinated with at least one component of the vaccine
        56 946 people - fully vaccinated
        220 882 pcs. - total vaccinations done
        The population of Estonia is 1350000 people, I think you can deduce the percentage of fully vaccinated people yourself. hi
  6. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 20 March 2021 16: 19
    +1
    Those who do not want to die of thirst must learn to drink from all glasses.
  7. Xuli (o) Tebenado 21 March 2021 21: 51
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    BERLIN, March 19 - As the Chancellor pointed out, Europeans should use all vaccines that the EU drug regulator (EMA) allows on the market.
    "I would have made a European order. If there is no such order, and I do not see any signs of this yet, then we must go the German way ourselves. It is possible, and we will do it," Merkel told reporters.

    No matter how much I reread, I did not find any threat in Merkel's words. Assumption, probability, assumption, but nothing more.
    I do not think that Russia is able to produce the number of doses necessary for such a country as Germany in a short time. They will sell a license to the Germans, and then the Germans will take care of themselves.