Bolsonaro says he will try to enable the production of Russian vaccine in Brazil

The President called Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin, and said his government intends to solve import barriers for the Sputnik V.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  After calling Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday afternoon, President Jair Bolsonaro said that his government intends to address the obstacles to importing the Sputnik V vaccine and will also try to enable the production of the vaccine in the country.

A team from Brazilian Health Regulator Anvisa will visit the Russian laboratory facilities responsible for producing the immunizer for an inspection.

Bolsonaro recorded a video summarizing the conversation, in which he pledged to try to unlock the process of buying the vaccines.

"We still depend on solving some obstacles here in Brazil, and we are finalizing . . .

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