Hungarian Foreign Minister Calls EU's Non-Recognition of Sputnik V Politically Motivated
"I do believe that the fact that Sputnik V has not been recognised by the international organisations is a purely political issue. When I talk to western European colleagues, they always tell me that they all know that the Russian scientific community is outstanding, the Russian medical solutions are successful and that the Russian vaccines are safe and effective. But it is being a political issue, most of them tell me on [one-on-one] basis, not officially", Szijjarto told RT broadcaster in an interview.
"I can tell you that none of the vaccines are worse than others… a bit less than 1 million Hungarians have been vaccinated by Sputnik, including myself, and Sputnik has contributed a lot to our successful vaccination campaign", Szijjarto said.
"I think that one of the reasons why the European Union is weakening recently is that there are too many issues being over-politicised and over ideologised. [Among] the people in Hungary and in Europe, there is a demand for looking at issues on a practical and pragmatic basis", Szijjarto stressed, expressing hope that Sputnik V vaccine will soon be recognised.