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EU ‘should probably help Russia’ with Sputnik V vaccine, Commissioner says

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine are pictured in a medical train in Tulun

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Sputnik V is “probably a good vaccine” for COVID-19 and the European Union should probably help Russia with production of the jab, a member of the bloc’s executive Commission said on Wednesday.

“Sputnik is of course probably a good vaccine because the Russians are pretty good scientists and … I would not have any reason to doubt,” Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton told a news conference.

“Almost all our facilities are used today to manufacture the vaccines that have been agreed, but one way or the other I think we should probably help Russia.”

(Reporting by John Chalmers; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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