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In further cooperation between Moscow and its former satellite of Hungary, Budapest will receive a large amount of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for the Hungarian people. This development will supplement Western vaccines already contracted for.
Hungary will receive 2 mln doses of the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V to inoculate 1 mln people, the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said at the talks with Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov on Friday, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
“Indeed, we have received a copy of the agreement signed by the Russian side. In accordance with the agreement, we will get access to a batch of the vaccine to vaccinate 1 mln people, which means the issue is potentially about 2 mln doses considering the fact that it is a two-component vaccine,” he said.
The vaccine will be delivered to Hungary in three stages, the minister explained, adding that the country expects to receive 300,000 doses during the first month, 500,000 doses – in the second month, and 200,000 – in the third month. “Unfortunately, vaccines are supplied to Hungary very slowly, which is why it was very important for us to reach an agreement with the Russian side to be able to acquire respective medications from an independent source in large volumes,” he said.
The globalist threat from Western nations and communist China has pushed Hungary back towards the old influence of the Kremlin.