Former Minister of National Defense of Greece Panos Kammenos was vaccinated against coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Serbia. He wrote about this on Saturday, April 24, in his Twitter account…
“I express my gratitude to the Serb brothers who, together with hundreds of thousands of foreigners, gave me the opportunity to return my freedom. Here life has returned, ”he wrote.
Kammenos also posted a photo of the vaccination process.
On April 16, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the production of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine would be launched in Belgrade in May. His Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic, in turn, expressed gratitude to the Russian side for help in the fight against the pandemic.
On April 14, RDIF announced the launch of the production of a Russian vaccine at the Serbian Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Serums “Torlak”.
Thus, the ministry pointed out, Serbia became the first state in Southern Europe to produce Sputnik V.
Sputnik V became the first coronavirus vaccine in Russia and in the world. The drug was developed by specialists from the Gamaleya Center. It was registered on August 11, 2020.
On April 19, it became known that the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine was 97.6% according to the results of a study of data on 3.8 million vaccinated Russians. An update on the drug’s efficacy will be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal in May 2021, according to the developers.