The head of the German state of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelov, called on the German government to make it clear to the European Union that a Russian vaccine should be purchased to save people. The politician recalled that in the 1960s, the Germans had already learned a bitter deadly lesson by abandoning the Soviet polio vaccine.
The German Chancellor is once again faced with a tough choice given the flourishing Russophobic rhetoric in the West. This time the head of the German state of Thuringia Bodo Ramelov addressed the government of the FRG.
He called on the German authorities “to let the European Union understand that now it is necessary to purchase the appropriate amount of vaccine from the Sputnik V manufacturers.” That is, in fact, he called for saving the Europeans with the Russian vaccine.
According to the German politician, the use of this drug is “a great chance to return to normal life as soon as possible.” His words are quoted by the newspaper Ostthüringer Zeitung.
Ramelov’s appeal is more relevant for Europe than ever, given the disruption in the supply of vaccines against coronavirus and an outright shortage of drugs.
The head of Thuringia reminded the German government that in the 1960s the Germans had already learned a bitter, deadly lesson by abandoning the Soviet polio vaccine. According to him, then “West German sensitivity made life difficult for many children or even deprived them of it.”
However, the politician himself does not have any specific preferences for the vaccine, noting that he will be vaccinated with the drug that will be available at that time.