The premier of Germany’s Saxony region has revealed that the country wants to buy 30 million doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, assuming that the EU’s European Medicines Agency approves the jab.

Following a meeting with Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko, Michael Kretschmer tweeted on Thursday that Germany is negotiating to receive three batches of 10 million doses in June, July and August. Kretschmer, a member of the ruling Christian Democratic Union, is currently in Moscow.

According to the Kremlin’s website, Kretschmer also had a phone call with President Vladimir Putin in which they discussed not only Covid-19 and Sputnik V, but also the “intra-Ukrainian crisis” and “the situation around Alexey Navalny.” (RT)