Kremlin says pressure on countries to reject Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is unprecedented

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A shipment of doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seen after arriving at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, Argentina January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo

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MOSCOW, March 16 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that pressure on some countries to refuse to buy Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 was at unprecedented levels, but that said such efforts had no chances of success.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the remarks when asked to comment on a U.S. government report which appeared to show that the United States had attempted to dissuade Brazil from buying Sputnik V.

He said Russia was against politicising the situation around vaccines.

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Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; Writing by Alexander Marrow Editing by Andrew Osborn

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