Russia hopes that Croatia will not delay the purchase of Sputnik V vaccine, it was announced on Friday on the Facebook profile of the Russian embassy in Croatia.
The Russian embassy states that "currently the Russian side is starting from the fact that intensive contact has been established between vaccine manufacturers and the competent authorities of the Republic of Croatia, and above all the Ministry of Health."
"The embassy hopes that resolving the issue of moving to the practical implementation of the agreements reached will not be delayed."
The Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) previously reported that it had received documentation on the Sputnik V vaccine from the Ministry of Health to ensure readiness for emergency imports in case the need arose.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is conducting a gradual evaluation of the Sputnik V vaccine, in which HALMED experts are also actively participating. The medical journal The Lancet recently published the results of clinical trials according to which the Russian vaccine is a safe and effective product in the fight against coronavirus.
Hungary was the first in the EU to approve Sputnik V and start vaccinating its population with it. The same vaccine has sparked political turmoil in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and Croatia, Latvia and Romania are currently waiting for the EMA's green light to use the Russian vaccine.
"We have always said that life and health are above all, and there can be no policy in the supply of medicines to provide them, so it is important to join efforts to quickly win the fight against the epidemic that has left the population of almost the entire planet stunned," the Russian embassy said.