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Putin offers free vaccine to United Nations workers

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 23, 2020
The Russian president on Tuesday offered to provide them the Sputnik V vaccine in a speech to this year's General Assembly marking the body's 75th birthday.
Vladimir Putin
President   Vladimir Putin
"Any one of us could face this dangerous virus. The virus has not spared the staff of the United Nations, its headquarters and regional entities," Vladimir Putin said in a prerecorded speech from Moscow. The coronavirus pandemic means this year's General Assembly is a work-from-home production, for the first time in its history.

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"Russia is ready to offer UN workers the necessary, qualified help, and in particular we propose to supply our vaccine for free to employees of the organisation and its subsidiaries who volunteer for vaccination," said Putin, who announced the vaccine to broad fanfare last month and said his own daughter is among those who have taken it.