The Sun’s accusation is harsh: “Russia stole the formula for the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine and used it to create its own vaccine.” According to the British newspaper, they reported it to government ministers and the secret services explaining that they have evidence that one of Vladimir Putin’s spies stole the data for the production of the serum.
The suspicion also arose because the Sputnik vaccine uses a technology similar to that designed by the British, but now those responsible for security would be sure.
Already last year the secret services had pointed the finger at Putin claiming to be “95%” sure that hackers sponsored by the Russian government had targeted the British, American and Canadian bodies working on the development of the Covid vaccine.
Dowing Street declined to comment, but Interior Minister Damian Hinds said: “We live in a world where there are countries that engage in industrial and economic espionage. We are faced with threats of this type that are diverse, more sophisticated and extensive than they have ever been before. There are states that constantly want to get their hands on sensitive information, including trade secrets at times ”.