Roscosmos declined to comment on the version of formation of holes in the «Union»

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«Roscosmos» will not comment on the version of the appearance of holes in the hull of the ship «Soyuz MS-09» until the end of the work of the Commission, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head a press-services of the Corporation Vladimir Ustimenko.

Previously, the newspaper «Kommersant» reported, citing an anonymous source, that the hole was formed ostensibly as a result of «deliberate action of American astronauts». According to the publication, one of the astronauts got ill, and returning crew would allow him to get proper medical care.

«Do not comment before the end of the work of the special Commission which will release their results … We do not hurry anywhere, because I want to do clearly with the responses they received,» said Volodya.

Air leaks on the ISS found almost two weeks ago, on the night of August 30. The crew checked all compartments and found, according to Rogozin, the «hairline fracture» in the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09». It was located in the living compartment, not in the descent module, so do not threaten the return of the spacecraft to the Ground.

Subsequently, two source RIA Novosti reported that the reason for the leak was probably a manufacturing defect — drilled on the Earth hole in the inner hull. While earlier it was believed that the crack formed due to the penetration of the micrometeoroid.

An internal investigation of RSC Energia, the manufacturer of the ship, admitted the premeditation and man-made holes from the drill, but was unable to find the culprits, pointed out another source of the Agency.

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