The British media, which the day before spread a fake about the theft of the AstraZeneca vaccine formulas by Russian intelligence to create the Sputnik V drug, apologized. They also published the official comments of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which has invested in the creation of a domestic vaccine. This is reported in Telegram-channel Sputnik V.
“In response to the fake news published in the British The Sun, the RDIF issued an official statement in which it refuted the absurd reports of the British press that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine was allegedly based on research conducted to develop a vaccine at Oxford University and AstraZeneca,” publications.
It is also noted that the first reprint of the fake was removed by the Daily Express tabloid. The newspaper later issued an apology. The staff of the publication admitted that they had previously released false information. The article was also corrected by the authors of the original publication The Sun, adding official RDIF comments to the material.
Earlier, the fund called the article of the British tabloid The Sun about the theft of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine formula by Russia as a fake and outrageous lie. In addition, experts pointed out the absence of specific sources in the publication.
On October 10, the British tabloid The Sun published an article that the Russian special services allegedly received data on the composition of the vaccine, which was developed by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca. According to the publication, these formulas were allegedly used to create a Russian drug for the coronavirus “Sputnik V”.