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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky advocates the creation of a laboratory for the development of vaccines.

Speaking at a regular meeting at the President's Office, the president stressed Ukraine urgently needs to prepare a state-of-the-art laboratory for the development of vaccines and medicines, according to the presidential press service.

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"We need to convene our wise heads and provide them with working conditions at the level of western experts. Ukraine needs such a laboratory not only during this pandemic. In general, this may become a solution to the challenges of the future," Zelensky said.

Vaccines in Ukraine: What is known

  • On October 20, 2020, Zelensky was offered the results of preclinical studies of a Ukrainian candidate for a vaccine for COVID-19.
  • On October 26, 2020, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said the Ukrainian vaccine for COVID-19 would be developed in about a year if all studies were successful.