MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. The Czech drug regulator’s refusal to review documents on Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is linked to the diplomatic scandal, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
"Most likely, this may and even should [be linked to the diplomatic scandal]," Peskov told reporters, answering a question.
"As you see, such a decision taken for the sake of provocative sentiment is at least not in the Czechs’ interest. Still, we are talking about a global vaccine, which is the most effective according to general recognition," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
Earlier, the Czech drug regulator announced a decision to halt the review of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine "due to the lack of documents submitted by the producer."