: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia Says No Need to Steal Western Coronavirus Research

Russia still expects a tentative agreement with a multinational pharmaceutical company to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine under development with Oxford University to move forward, despite accusations Russia has been trying to steal vaccine data, the head of Russia’s wealth fund said Friday in an interview with Reuters.Kirill Dmitriev denied the allegations and said Russia did not need to steal secrets because it already reached a preliminary deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture the British vaccine in Russia and that the agreement could be finalized Friday.“There’s nothing that needs to be stolen,” Dmitriev said. “It’s all going to be given to Russia.” …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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