Russia expects several EU countries to approve Sputnik V vaccine this month - RDIF chief

Reuters, 04.03.2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects several European Union countries to approve the use of its Sputnik V vaccine this month and Moscow could provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans starting from June if the shot wins EU-wide approval, Russia’s RDIF fund said on Thursday.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the RDIFsovereign wealth fund that is promoting Sputnik V internationally, was speaking after the European Medicines Agency said it had begun a rolling review of Sputnik V.

Dmitrievtold Reuters that the shot could act as a bridge between Russia and Europe, and that its potential roll-out should not get bogged down in politics.