The US and its allies plan a large-scale information campaign on discrediting Russian anti-Covid products amid rising demand for the Sputnik V vaccine, a high-level Kremlin source told TASS.
“According to our intelligence agencies, the US and its allies plan to deploy a large-scale informational campaign, aimed at forming biased attitude to our scientific developments in coronavirus infections spread countering amid growing demand for the Russian Sputnik V vaccine across the world, including in European countries,” the source said.
US actions aimed to discredit Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine are an attempt to diminish the contribution of Russian science to the global fight against COVID-19, the source said.
“Such actions of the US and its allies demonstrate their attempts to diminish the contribution of Russian science to the global fight against the spread of COVID-19, to undermine the trust of the international community in our research developments and hinder their certification by the World Health Organization, as well as to lower foreign demand for the Sputnik V vaccine, which is ranked second on the number of countries that approved it,” the source said.
The campaign will target those European nations that have registered Russia’s Sputnik V anti-coronavirus vaccine, according to the source.
“European countries that authorized the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use have been chosen as a target of the anti-Russian information campaign. They are Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Montenegro, San Marino, and North Macedonia,” the source said, citing the data from Russia’s security and intelligence service indicating that the United States and its allies plan to unleash an information campaign to form biased attitudes to Russian anti-COVID developments.
According to the source, the West is preparing a scenario of information attack on Sputnik V by faking mass deaths after its alleged use.
“A scenario of information attack on Sputnik V is being prepared through controlled non-governmental organizations (the US Agency for International Development, Soros’ foundation, Thomson Reuters Foundation) and media structures (BBC, Reuters, Internews). [The attack] aims to substantiate the promoted theses about “the vaccine’s inefficiency and danger’ by faking mass deaths allegedly caused by the use of the medicine,” he said.
The source also said that the US is aggressively promoting the Pfizer vaccine, imposing exploitative terms on buyer countries through “bullying” and “blackmail” at the highest level.
“The US is engaged in an unprecedentedly aggressive policy of promoting its Pfizer vaccine, seeking not only to waive all monetary compensation in case of side effects, but all the monetary responsibility for the producer’s negligence, including manufacturing defects and violations of storage conditions,” the source revealed.