5/9, 6:35 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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RDIF denies Russia, Germany reached dead end on Sputnik V

Reports that hinted that Russia and Germany have reached an impasse in talks on the possible purchases of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine are false, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) underlined on Sunday.

The "reports are not true and can be seen as an example of a disinformation campaign geared to bar the Russian and other similar vaccines from entering the European and other markets," the RDIF wrote on its Telegram channel. "Talks with Germany on purchase of the vaccine continue. The Sputnik V vaccine may be supplied to Germany this June, and not to the prejudice to supplies to other countries," it concluded.

German media outlet BILD reported earlier during the day that Russia's alleged inability to procure sufficient materials to produce enough doses to honor its commitments to both Germany and India could bring the negotiations to a standstill.

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