Ukraine probing whether vaccines smuggled from Israel, given to top officials

Ukraine is investigating whether vaccines were smuggled from Israel and illegally used at a Kyiv clinic, Reuters reports.

Senior Ukrainian officials and businessmen are among those believed to have received the shot, which hasn’t been approved by Ukraine.

The vaccine is believed to be the Pfizer-BioNTech version. The clinic accused of running the operation reportedly charged 3,000 euros per dose.

“None of the vaccines are currently certified in Ukraine. And I’m sure no rational person would get vaccinated with drugs of unknown origin,” says Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal.