Guatemala asked to return the advance payment for Sputnik V due to the delay in delivery

In April, Guatemala signed a contract with the Russian side for the purchase of 16 million doses of the vaccine and paid an advance of 6 billion rubles. However, so far, according to the authorities, only 150 thousand doses have been delivered to the country

 Guatemala asked for a refund of the advance payment for the V Satellite due to a delay in delivery

Guatemala wants to get a refund from Russia of the money paid for the vaccine against the coronavirus “Sputnik V”, due to delays in the supply of the drug. This was announced at the conference by the country’s Minister of Health Amelia Flores, the video was published on Twitter by journalist Andrea Dominguez.

« We ask & lt;…> Money back. And if they [the Russian side] later have the opportunity to sell it, we will pay upon delivery, ” Flores said (quoted by

According to the minister, she sent a corresponding appeal to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo said that he raised this issue during his trip to Russia last week

RBC sent a request to the RDIF.

In April, the Ministry of Health of Guatemala announced that it had signed a contract with the Russian side for the supply of 16 million doses of the V Satellite. At that time, the authorities announced that they had started paying an advance payment, which corresponds to 50% of the purchase of the entire batch and amounts to 614.5 million Guatemalan quetzals (about 6 billion rubles). On May 5, the first batch of Russian vaccine was delivered to the country. At the moment, as noted by Reuters, Guatemala has received only 150 thousand doses of the vaccine.

The Ministry of Health of Guatemala registered the Russian drug at the end of February. The country also uses Moderna and AstraZeneca, which were supplied to them free of charge or under the COVAX mechanism.

The population of Guatemala is about 18 million people. To date, at least one dose of the drug has been received by 4.2%, reports Reuters.


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