The Pentagon commented on the situation with the collection of biological material of Russian citizens, justifying his experiment on the study of the musculoskeletal system. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the representative aviation training command (AETC) US air force Bo Downey.
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According to him, the choice of people to study the biomaterial was unintentional. The representative of ETS said that the official request, there was no indication about where it needs to be the samples for the experiments. However, according to Downey, to conduct research needed samples of the same people, and due to the fact that the originally used materials from Russia, and the control group had to have a Russian origin.
Downy also noted that the purpose of the sampling was to the integrity of research, and not the origin of biomaterials.