MOSCOW, February 25 – RIA Novosti. The Dutch authorities should contact Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrange supplies of the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus to the country, said the member of the Dutch parliament, leader of the Freedom Party Geert Wilders.
“I again urge Prime Minister (Mark) Rutte to contact Russian President (Vladimir) Putin to arrange for a successful Russian Sputnik V vaccine supply or to quickly set up production here,” Wilders wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of the Netherlands told RIA Novosti that the Hague does not exclude the possibility of purchasing the Russian Sputnik V vaccine if it receives permission to sell in the EU and is available in sufficient quantities. At the same time, the Ministry of Health noted that no negotiations with the Russian side on this vaccine are planned so far.
The scientific journal Lancet previously published the results of the third phase of clinical trials “Sputnik V”, confirming its high efficiency and safety. During phase III clinical trials, Sputnik V demonstrated high rates of efficacy, immunogenicity and safety – the vaccine efficacy was 91.6%. The vaccine provides complete protection against severe cases of the new coronavirus infection. Sputnik V has already been approved in more than 30 countries.