US astronaut Andrew Foistel, who is the crew commander at the International Space Station, responded to the suggestion of Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin that a hole on board the Soyuz could be made in orbit. It is worth recalling that earlier the Russian edition of Kommersant, referring to the source, sensationally reported that American astronauts could spoil the spacecraft.
Foistel says NASA astronauts have absolutely nothing to do with the incident. At the same time, they did everything necessary when the Russian segment of the station was in danger.
“I can state with full responsibility that my team has nothing to do with this story. I find it very strange and embarrassing that someone spends his time talking about the crew members involved in the incident,” said Foistel.
On August 30, an air leak was recorded on the International Space Station. Later it turned out that the hole was in the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz", docked to the station. After discussion between the crew members, it was decided to seal the hole with a special sealant. Roscosmos began investigating the incident.