News of the Day: 5 December 2021

RFE/RL: Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping for World Health Organization (WHO) approval soon for Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine so that it can be used more broadly around the world. “We intend to expand such assistance,” Putin said on December 5 in a video call with Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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