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The Russian vaccine is dividing Europe – before a single dose is given. The European Medical Agency (EMA) has not yet approved the Russian jab and the European Commission says the bloc will not require it. However, this has not stopped many member states from diverging from the common strategy of the European Union and preventing their own deals.

Sputnik claimed its biggest prize last week, when Germany said it would begin negotiations for a safe supply of the vaccine.

The German move follows in the footsteps of Hungary, Slovakia and San Marino, a small country within northern Italy that has already ordered millions of doses.

However, other European governments have taken clear steps.

Russia’s critics say that Moscow is deliberately using the vaccine to sow the division.

They reduce Sputnik’s supporters’ insistence that the vaccine has nothing to do with geopolitics.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Primeimonytė also described Sputnik V as a “hybrid weapon to divide and rule” in a tweet.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Russian President Vladimir Putin also engaged in a battle of words on the vaccine earlier this year.

In February, Ms. von der Leyen made some rare public comments about the Sputnik jab, also suggesting that the Russians also do not want to.

Speaking at a press conference, Ms. von der Leyen denied reports that the Russian vaccine manufacturer, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), had applied for regulatory approval from the European Medicines Agency.

Then he said: “Overall, I must say that we are still surprised why Russia is theoretically giving millions and millions of doses, while not making enough progress to vaccinate its own people.”

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In a statement the following evening, the Permanent Russian Mission to the European Union said it was “surprised to hear Ms. von der Leyen’s assessment”.

It claimed that his remarks were “either an attempt to politically undermine an issue politically, or indicate an insufficient level of awareness of a top-level official”.

The statement said: “In full compliance with the principles of democracy and humanitarian law, vaccination in Russia is voluntary, and to date, all interested citizens are provided with no vaccine and without delay.

“An extensive network of vaccination centers has been established and is constantly being improved, including modern digitalization equipment.”

The embassy insisted that efforts to supply the Sputnik vaccine to other countries were not “connected in any way” to the availability of vaccines for the Russian population.

However, the statement did not provide any details on domestic or international production.

Questions have been raised around the Sputnik vaccine since Russian regulators previously licensed it for limited use in August but without waiting for safety or efficacy data from Phase III clinical trials.

A peer review published in The Lancet Medical Journal found Sputnik jab safe and more than 91 percent effective.

a The commission The spokesman said he had not commented on the Russian statement.

The embassy also took a farewell shot at Ms. von der Leyen, urging the European Union to rise above politics and grant regulatory approval.

It continued: “We believe that the production and distribution of vaccines should go beyond politics.

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“We therefore expect that the European Union will evaluate Russian vaccines on scientific and humanitarian grounds rather than on political considerations.”

EU politicians appear to be alarming Moscow’s actions, such as the creation of troops on the Ukrainian border – and during the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose health is reportedly deteriorating rapidly in prison.

The situation has not improved since February and fears of major conflict have increased in Ukraine.

In the last two weeks, Russian military movements and deployments near Ukraine’s border have attracted the attention of the West.

At the end of March, such movements were taking place in the east, north and south of Ukraine – including the deployment of some Belarusian troops – but, this week, Russia’s military construction occupied the center of gravity of the occupied Crimean peninsula and Krasnodar Moved towards The area, which borders the Donbas.

The German newspaper Der Spiegel posted photos from Planet Labs Inc., which show a new Russian camp around 30 km from Marfivaka, East Crimea.

He reported that the camp is 280 km by road from the Ukrainian areas, and reflects elements of Russia’s 58th Army.

Russian researchers have already mentioned units from the 58th Army, which arrived in Crimea, including the 291st Artillery and 136th Motorized Brigade.

Reports on the area were empty on 15 March, with vehicles and structures gradually built until 2 April.

Ruslan Leviev, an open source analyst, along with the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), located photographs of the new Russian camp.

Speaking to Der Spiegel, he warned of “the largest concentration of Russian armed forces since 2014 and 2015” near the Ukrainian border and called the transfer of troops a display of force by Russia.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu admitted that the country was mobilizing troops along the Ukraine border, but emphasized undeclared military activity, particularly in Poland and the Baltic states of “NATO (…) military activity” There was a backlash for “threatening.”

The minister also said that military exercises are to end in two weeks.

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