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Turkey to produce Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine - statement

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A medical specialist holds a vial of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in a department store in Moscow, Russia, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuters) - Turkish pharmaceutical firm Viscoran İlaç will produce Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at its plants, with production to launch in upcoming months, the company said in a joint statement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Monday.

Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Alison Williams

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