In the field of vaccination against coronavirus, political games are unacceptable. Such a statement on Tuesday, April 27, was made by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova at a meeting on UN information, which was broadcast on the organization’s website.
“In the current conditions, special attention in the information direction should be given to the importance of vaccination against COVID-19. Comprehensive coverage of the efforts of the UN and its agencies to assist the least developed countries in this area is also the subject of special efforts of both the organization itself and its member countries, ”Zakharova said.
She stressed that this area should not become a field of political games. At the same time, the diplomat pointed out the inadmissibility of using misinformation in matters of vaccination against COVID-19.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman compared disinformation to weapons of mass destruction capable of wreaking havoc on the entire population of the Earth.
“There is no place for politicization and dirty political games in this issue,” she summed up.
Earlier in April, the World Health Organization (WHO) also pointed out the inadmissibility of politicizing the topic of vaccines against coronavirus. Vityanis Andriukaitis, WHO representative for the European region, said that it is not politicians who should evaluate drugs, but medical specialists.
At the end of March, French President Emmanuel Macron made a statement that Europe was facing a “new type of world war” due to the actions allegedly taken by Russia and China in the field of the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19. The Kremlin did not agree with this statement, noting that Moscow has never politicized and does not politicize the topic of vaccination against COVID-19.
The Federation Council noted that Macron’s statements can be called a manifestation of unfair competition. According to Sergei Tsekov, a member of the international committee of the upper house of parliament, Europe is using political measures to prevent the registration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in the EU.