Russian President, Vladimir Putin, President of France and German leader, Angela Merkel have met and talked about issues of global security as well as the possibility of authorising and producing the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the EU.

The three leaders held a joint press conference call after which Kremlin said that talks centered around shipment and joint-production of the Russian-developed jab, pending authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Russian President Vladimir Putin also fielded questions from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the situation of the jailed opposition activist Alexei Navalny.


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