REUTERS

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Ukraine is interested in buying an Israeli-made COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently being tested in that country.

"Ukraine should be among Israel's friends who will be the first to join the study and use of the vaccine," Zelensky said during a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the president's press service.

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The officials also discussed measures taken by the two countries' governments to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, Zelensky informed Netanyahu that a new spike in coronavirus cases had been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours and that the adaptive quarantine was in effect in the country.

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