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Russia: Moscow ready to provide COVID vaccine to all countries - Putin at G20 summit03:47

Russia: Moscow ready to provide COVID vaccine to all countries - Putin at G20 summit

Russian Federation, Novo-Ogaryovo
November 21, 2020 at 17:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed Moscow's readiness to provide the world with a vaccine against the coronavirus, during his speech at the G20 summit via videoconference, in Novo-Ogaryovo on Saturday.

“No doubt that vaccination medicines are and should be in the public domain. Of course, our country, Russia, is ready to provide countries in need with vaccines developed by our scientists,” Putin said.

The Russian leader stressed that the common goal of the G20 members is to provide the entire population with several reliable vaccines, adding that “there is enough work for everyone,” even though the competition is “inevitable.”

Putin also described the pandemic’s impact on the world economy as the largest since the Great Depression, adding that “the growth of national economies has been severely undermined. The pandemic claimed dozens, hundreds of thousands of lives while millions of people have lost their jobs and incomes.”

The Russian leader pointed out that additional measures to support the economy are needed to prevent further crisis, including the abandonment of unilateral sanctions practice against countries.

After US President Donald Trump's speech, the Russian president praised the US efforts to support the world economy by contributing to the recovery of its economy.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed Moscow's readiness to provide the world with a vaccine against the coronavirus, during his speech at the G20 summit via videoconference, in Novo-Ogaryovo on Saturday.

“No doubt that vaccination medicines are and should be in the public domain. Of course, our country, Russia, is ready to provide countries in need with vaccines developed by our scientists,” Putin said.

The Russian leader stressed that the common goal of the G20 members is to provide the entire population with several reliable vaccines, adding that “there is enough work for everyone,” even though the competition is “inevitable.”

Putin also described the pandemic’s impact on the world economy as the largest since the Great Depression, adding that “the growth of national economies has been severely undermined. The pandemic claimed dozens, hundreds of thousands of lives while millions of people have lost their jobs and incomes.”

The Russian leader pointed out that additional measures to support the economy are needed to prevent further crisis, including the abandonment of unilateral sanctions practice against countries.

After US President Donald Trump's speech, the Russian president praised the US efforts to support the world economy by contributing to the recovery of its economy.

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