Russia to supply Thailand with Sputnik V vaccine


Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed in principle to supply Thailand with Sputnik V vaccine, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Thursday.

The agreement came after talks between the two governments as Thailand battles a third wave of Covid-19 that emerged late last month.

Details on the amount of vaccine, price and timeframe for delivery would be determined in future talks between the company importing the vaccine and the Thai Public Health Ministry, Anucha said.

Russia said it was willing to provide vaccine support given its longstanding relationship with Thailand and continually improving relations with Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government.

Prayut has instructed the Public Health Ministry to arrange talks in Thailand with the Russian producers of Sputnik V vaccine.