The authorities of Russia and Uzbekistan agreed to localize the production of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the republic, the Uzbek side has already selected a site for the release of the drug, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko told RIA Novosti on Friday. Murashko visited to Uzbekistan on Friday, where he met with President of the Republic Shavkat Mirziyeev. The minister added that the Uzbek side has selected a production site for the release of the Russian vaccine, a project is being worked out. On May 24, a meeting was held between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov. One of the topics of negotiations between the presidents of Russia and Kyrgyzstan in Sochi was the fight against the pandemic. Vladimir Putin recalled what he said at the EAEU summit at the end of last week – Russia will localize the production of a vaccine for coronavirus in the countries of the Union, including in Kyrgyzstan.