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Russia denies cosmonauts wore Ukrainian colours to International Space Station


Picture Courtesy: Roscosmos

Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space station on Friday wearing yellow and blue colored space suits. This sparked speculations that they were wearing Ukrainian flag colors and showing their support for the nation currently under attack by Russia.


However, Russia's space agency has rejected claims that the cosmonauts boarded the International Space Station wearing Ukrainian colors, in a possible statement against the war.


The Russian cosmonauts Denis Matveyev, Oleg Artemyev, and Sergey Korsakov were welcomed by the astronauts already on ISS from America, Russia, and Germany. ISS is a joined project between Russia, America, Canada, Japan, and several European countries.

The Roscosmos space agency said "Sometimes yellow is just yellow. The flight suits of the new crew are made in the colors of the emblem of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, which all three cosmonauts graduated from... To see the Ukrainian flag everywhere and in everything is crazy.” The event when the three cosmonauts boarded the ISS was live-streamed by both Roscosmos and Nasa, the American space agency.


Roscosmos later published another picture of Oleg Artemyev wearing a Russian suit.


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