Sputnik V: ‘We want the vaccine not to be political’, says Kirill Dmitriev

Russia plans to increase production of its Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V and increase its distribution around the world. Although not yet approved by the EU, the vaccine is already registered for use in over 40 countries. Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian direct investment fund that financed Sputnik V, told FRANCE 24 “we want the vaccine not to be political” and to expand its use would be “one of the apolitical bridges that Russia and Europe can have together”.