OREANDA-NEWS. Ukrainian border guards did not allow three citizens of Belarus vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine into the country. This was reported on Friday by the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine.

Belarusians arrived at the Senkovka checkpoint on Thursday evening and presented certificates of full vaccination against COVID-19.

"During the check of documents, the border guards found out that the specified vaccine" Gam-COVID-Vac "(" Sputnik ") is not included in the list for use in emergency situations by the World Health Organization. message.

The press service noted that after that the citizen of Belarus offered the border guards $ 50 bribes so that he and his family members would still be allowed to enter Ukraine without hindrance. The border guards informed the police about the offer of a bribe, the money was confiscated from the citizen, the Belarusians were not allowed to cross the border.

When entering Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons need to have a negative PCR or express test for COVID-19, or a document confirming full vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines added by WHO in the list of approved vaccines.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, commenting on the possibility of inoculating Ukrainians against coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, said that “Ukrainians are not rabbits” in order to experiment on them. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law that prohibits the use in the country of vaccines developed" in the aggressor state."