MOSCOW, 12 Mar – RIA Novosti. The purpose of the US and Allied information attack on Sputnik V is to undermine confidence in Russian science while promoting the Pfizer vaccine, a senior Kremlin source told reporters.
According to him, the actions of the United States and its allies indicate their attempts to belittle the contribution of Russian science to the fight against COVID-19, undermine the confidence of the world community in the scientific developments of the Russian Federation and prevent their certification from WHO, as well as reduce foreign demand for the Sputnik V vaccine, which ranked second in the number of countries that approved it.
“At the same time, the United States itself is pursuing an unprecedentedly aggressive policy of promoting its Pfizer vaccine, seeking to exempt the American side not only from paying possible compensation to citizens in lawsuits in the event of side effects, but also from liability for negligence of the direct manufacturer, including factory defects and breach of conditions. storage (minus 70 degrees), “he said.
According to the source, according to the investigation of the British organization Bureau of Investigating Journalism, Argentina, in particular, agreed to these conditions, but after the agreement, the American side put forward new demands – “to give them sovereign guarantees to cover costs by providing government assets as collateral, including federal reserves. banks, buildings of Argentine diplomatic missions and even military bases. ” It is emphasized that after that Buenos Aires refused to sign the relevant contract, calling the US tactics “uniform bullying” and “high-level blackmail.”