Russian President Vladimir Putin wished Donald Trump a speedy recovery in a telegram on Friday, saying he was certain that the qualities of the U.S. leader would help him fight off the coronavirus.
“I am convinced that your vitality, good spirit and optimism will help you to deal with this dangerous virus,” the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying in the message.
Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov had previously wished Trump “a quick and easy recovery” on behalf of the Kremlin.
Peskov said Putin was considering getting vaccinated against the coronavirus after Russia announced in August that it had developed a vaccine called “Sputnik V” after the historic Soviet-era satellite.
“If he does, we’ll make it known,” said Peskov.
Russia prides itself on registering the world‘s first coronavirus vaccine, although it is still undergoing major clinical trials after promising results in early studies.
Numerous high-profile figures, including Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, have already received the vaccine.
In a speech to the United Nations last month, Putin offered to vaccinate the international organization’s staff free of charge.
He previously said that one of his daughters had been vaccinated.
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