Russia's Kremlin said on Tuesday that international pressure to prevent the purchase of its Sputnik V vaccine is unprecedented, and it doesn’t contribute to joint efforts to combat the coronavirus.

Iran PressEurope: Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday that "in many countries the scale of pressure is quite unprecedented, such selfish attempts to force countries to abandon any vaccines have no prospects."

The reaction comes after the US Office of Global Affairs managed to persuade Brazil not to purchase Sputnik V since it goes to "detriment of U.S. safety and security."

The revelations were made by the US Department of Health and Human Services in its annual report published in January.

Moreover, the official explained that "unfortunately, the trend among many Western leaders to call our country an active threat, an adversary and so on."

As of March 11, 2021, the Sputnik V vaccine had been approved in 49 countries, according to Statista.