First batch of Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Armenia

First batch of Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The first batch of 15,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has been delivered to Armenia, Pavel Kurochkin, a Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Yerevan, has said.

"Here are 15,000 doses of the vaccine that arrived in Armenia, which will be used to vaccinate the population in the risk zones," Kurochkin said in a video published.

According to the diplomat, the delivery is part of the large-scale support provided by Russia to Armenia in the fight against the pandemic, which began last year and "is the most striking example of our allied interaction and fraternal relationship between our peoples."

Earlier, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Yerevan expects to purchase about a million doses of Sputnik V vaccine.

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