Russia celebrates vaccine “checkmate”; Merkel talks to Putin – 02/02/2021 – Nelson de Sá

The proof of Sputnik V’s effectiveness made headlines in the Russian Argumenty i Fakty. The financier Kommersant also pointed out above, just like Komsomolskaia Pravda, the latter with a provocation in the appeal: “Checkmate against criticism of the Russian vaccine”.

In the United States, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal also drove home. For the first, “it will stimulate the promotion of the vaccine by the Russian government in the world”. For the second, it is “a geopolitical coup”.

In an interview with the German public network ARD (above), focusing on the obstacles to the delivery of American and British vaccines to the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked about Sputnik V and said that the Russian vaccine was “warmly welcome”.

He said he had spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin before and said the vaccine only needed approval from the European agency. He added that Sinopharm, used in Serbia, is also welcome, saying it is the country which “vaccinates the fastest” in Europe, with “the Chinese vaccine”.

CONCERNING TRANSFERS

It even made headlines at the NYT, “Study shows variant that spreads in UK may become resistant to vaccines.” The variant is also spreading in the United States.

The London BBC later reported, with growing concern, that “the UK is finding more cases with” worrying “mutations” in Liverpool, in addition to Bristol.

BIDEN, MERKEL & PUTIN

Handelsblatt reported that US President Joe Biden, during an appeal to Merkel, said he was ready to talk about US sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – almost ready to deliver Russian gas to Germany. But first, “the Germans have to put a solution on the table,” says a US official.

“The German government has so far refused to offer concessions,” according to the German newspaper.

BIDEN, MODI & PUTIN

Japan’s Nikkei reported that “India and Russia move forward with missile deal in coup for Biden,” saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi “will send 100 military personnel to Russia for s ‘train with the S-400 anti-aircraft system “.

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