Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine should be among the first countries to be able to purchase a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is produced.

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"Our diplomatic missions and world resources report that the vaccine is already being produced in certain countries. Even if it is ready next year, Ukraine should be among the first countries to purchase the vaccine. We must think about this now. The whole world is lining up," he said at an intercom meeting on anti-coronavirus efforts on July 25, as reported by the press service of the President's Office.

In turn, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said that on the instructions from the president he holds consultations and keeps in touch with companies and diplomats from different countries, studying information.

As UNIAN reported, Ukraine's Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Health Minister Viktor Liashko earlier said that coronavirus vaccine might appear in the spring.