US government may try to block German plans to buy Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, citing Western anti-Russia sanctions – Bild

Berlin could spark

Berlin could spark a diplomatic crisis with the US if it goes ahead with potential plans to order doses of a Russian-made coronavirus vaccine as part of efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Germany’s leading tabloid has reported.

Bild claimed on Monday that the idea had ruffled feathers in Washington, with unnamed diplomatic sources saying the move could be in violation of recent sanctions imposed against Russia. According to the report, two of the institutes said to be involved in the development of the Sputnik V jab are included on a list of organizations which American officials claim are behind a secretive alleged chemical weapons program.

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