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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed Moscow's readiness to provide the world with a vaccine against the coronavirus, during his speech at the G20 summit via videoconference, in Novo-Ogaryovo on Saturday.
“No doubt that vaccination medicines are and should be in the public domain. Of course, our country, Russia, is ready to provide countries in need with vaccines developed by our scientists,” Putin said.
The Russian leader stressed that the common goal of the G20 members is to provide the entire population with several reliable vaccines, adding that “there is enough work for everyone,” even though the competition is “inevitable.”
Putin also described the pandemic's impact on the world economy as the largest since the Great Depression, adding that “the growth of national economies has been severely undermined. The pandemic claimed dozens, hundreds of thousands of lives while millions of people have lost their jobs and incomes.”
The Russian leader pointed out that additional measures to support the economy are needed to prevent further crisis, including the abandonment of unilateral sanctions practice against countries.
After US President Donald Trump's speech, the Russian president praised the US efforts to support the world economy by contributing to the recovery of its economy.
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): " The coronavirus pandemic, global lockdown, and frozen economic activity have launched a systemic economic crisis the world probably has not known since the Great Depression. The growth of national economies has been severely undermined. The pandemic claimed dozens, hundreds of thousands of lives while millions of people have lost their jobs and incomes. The main risk, obviously, even despite some positive signals, the main risk remains: mass long-term unemployment, a so-called “stagnant” unemployment with the subsequent growth of poverty and social insecurity. The role of the G20 is to stop this from happening. Russia highly values Saudi Arabia’s efforts during its G20 Presidency.”
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): " Our countries have designed a package of incentives for the world economy totalling $12 trillion. The US President has spoken now about the US efforts – indeed, it is a very big contribution to the recovery of the American economy, which also means the recovery of the world economy. We all together facilitated the emergency mobilisation of $21 billion for essential medical needs.”
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): "Russia supports the key decision draft in the current summit aimed to create effective and safe vaccines which are available to everyone. No doubt that vaccination medicines are and should be in the public domain. Of course, our country - Russia is ready to provide all countries in need with vaccines developed by our scientists, which are: world's first registered [coronavirus] vaccine ‘Sputnik V’ based on the human adenovirus vectors platform, the second Russian vaccine, EpiVacCorona made by Novosibirsk research centre which is ready too, while third Russian vaccine is on the way. The scale of the pandemic obliges us to use all available resources and developments. Our common goal is to create portfolios of vaccine products and provide the entire world's population with reliable protection, dear colleagues, that means that there is enough work for everyone, and I think it’s a case where competition may be inevitable, however, first of all, we have to proceed from humanitarian considerations."
SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia (Russian): "I believe additional measures are needed to prevent the deterioration of the situation and the growth of economic and social inequality. Urgent issues that have accumulated in international trade also need to be addressed. Thus, it is necessary to try to contain protectionism, to abandon the practice of unilateral sanctions, and to resume delivery chains.”
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