The head of the political council of the Ukrainian party "Opposition Platform - For Life" Viktor Medvedchuk said that the Kharkiv pharmaceutical company "Biolek" submitted documents to the Ukrainian authorities for state registration of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus "Sputnik V".

"On December 30, 2020, the Kharkov company" Biolek "... applied to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health with an application for state registration of a medical product - the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to ensure vaccination of Ukrainian citizens with it," Medvedchuk quotes site of the political association.

He noted that if these intentions are implemented, Ukraine will have a unique opportunity to independently produce a vaccine against coronavirus already at the beginning of 2021, "becoming an independent country in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic." 

"The refusal of the authorities or any obstruction of the legal procedure for registering the COVID-19 vaccine" Sputnik V "in Ukraine will indicate the criminal intention of the authorities to deprive Ukrainian citizens of the right to receive medical protection from the coronavirus - this plague of the 21st century," Medvedchuk emphasized.

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Gamalei, unlike all other vaccine developers, gave permission for the transfer of technology and the transfer of a cell line to a Ukrainian enterprise for the production of a vaccine.

"Such a transfer can be carried out within two weeks, and the production of a vaccine can be organized within three to six months," reads a message on the website of the Ukrainian party.

In December, it became known that the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Gamaleya Institute are ready to supply raw materials for the production of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Ukraine.

The Foundation noted that the Kharkov plant "Biolek" has the necessary technological capabilities for the production of vaccines based on the human adenovirus vector.

“At the facilities of the enterprise, the first test bottling was made, technologically identical to the production of the Sputnik V vaccine.

The readiness of the plant to produce the finished form of the vaccine is confirmed by the provided video of the technological process, ”added the RDIF.

Not long before this, the RDIF and the Center.

The Gamaleis also announced their readiness to produce the Russian vaccine in Ukraine and submit documents for its registration there.

The fund explained that this step will reduce logistics costs.

Note that official Kiev called the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 a "hybrid weapon" against Ukraine.

In this regard, the country's leadership is studying the prospects for obtaining other vaccines for COVID-19.

In particular, at the end of December, the office of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that the Ukrainian side had agreed to receive 1.8 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech.

According to the terms of this agreement, the first batch of vaccine in the amount of 700 thousand doses will be delivered to Ukraine within 30 days after the official registration of the drug in China or a number of countries such as the USA, Canada, Israel, India, etc.

Kiev, in turn, expects to receive 700 thousand doses in February 2021.

To date, 1,069,517 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Ukraine.

During the day, this figure increased by 5038 new cases.

New data on morbidity in the Russian Federation

Meanwhile, in Moscow, about 100 thousand people have already signed up for vaccination against COVID-19, said the mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin the day before.

According to him, to date, more than 50 thousand city residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Over the past day, 26 301 new cases of coronavirus were registered in Russia.

On the previous day, January 1, this figure was 27,039.

Thus, the number of new cases of COVID-19 detected in the last 24 hours has become the minimum since December 9 (26,190).

During the entire observation period in Russia, the total number of recorded cases was 3,212,637. During this period, 2,599,035 people recovered in Russia, including 18,897 in the last 24 hours.

58,002 people died from complications caused by coronavirus infection and concomitant diseases.

In 24 hours, the number of deaths increased by 447.

In Moscow, 5452 new cases were registered per day.

On the previous day, their number in the capital was 5907, the day before - 6566. It is reported that in the city 6107 patients recovered in 24 hours.

In total, 639,809 people were cured of COVID-19 in Moscow.

The regions with the lowest daily growth rates were the Chukotka Autonomous District (0%), the Republic of Tyva (0.1%) and the Jewish Autonomous Region (0.4%).

According to Rospotrebnadzor, over the entire observation period, over 91.5 million laboratory tests were carried out for a new type of coronavirus infection, including 386 thousand in the last day.

658 610 people remain under medical supervision.