Covid-19 vaccination campaign weakly caused the EU now arguing about whether to "turn green light" for Sputnik V, the vaccine from their opponents.
Kremlin last week reported French President Emmanuel Macron, German Prime Minister Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin met online, to discuss the prospects of "Russian Sputnik Vaccine in the European Union (EU)
The German side mentioned this online meeting in a more moderate tone, including clear note that Sputnik V could only be used if meeting European standards.
According to CNN's commentators Luke McGee, most of the 27 EU member countries were quite comfortable with the meeting between three leaders.
A Vaccine Covid-19 Sputnik V in Libya's Tripoli capital on April 4.
Hungary and Slovakia all licensed and ordered 4 million doses of sputnik Vaccine V. Some other countries, including Austria, are also preparing to order and deploy Russia's vaccine.
The moves of Austria are given after the country's Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz publicly accuses the European Commission for distribution of Covid-19 vaccines unfair among EU member states.
However, not everyone agreed with the meeting between Macron, Merkel and Putin, by skepticism of Russian engines.
Prime Minister Lithita Ingrida Simonyte even publicly accuses Putin President "not interested in using vaccines to help Russian people, which provides to the world as a weapon to split and control", okay
However, Simonyte's views are only minority among EU leaders.
"Even when the EMA approved Sputnik V, the European Commission was unlikely to add this vaccine to the category", an unnamed European diplomat.
The McGee commentator rated it for a long time when Sputnik V was produced in EU laboratories, but some member states were worried, while the remaining countries rejected worries, or even expressed
Tom Tugendhat, Chairman of the British National Assembly, said that the EU "extremely innocent" when discussing Sputnik V. "We all know Russia is using vaccines as diplomatic tools. They use it to cause
Oleg Ignatov, a senior Russian analyst in the international crisis group, believes that Moscow's main goal is to "win soft power battle by promoting their European vaccine recognition, while making people at
According to McGee commentators, the pandemic caused terrible consequences with European internal.
For allies, this can be merely an internal friction.