Jun 15, 2024

Three Russian Astronauts Blasts Off in Ukraine Colours


“Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov, of Russian space corporation Roscosmos, blasted off successfully from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan in their Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft on Friday at 8.55 pm local time. They smoothly docked at the station just over three hours later, joining two Russians, four Americans and a German on the orbiting outpost.”

It came as a shock but also a sign of peace as three Russian astronauts arrived at the international space station wearing the Yellow and Blue suit, colours relating to the Ukrainian flag. The astronauts happen to be the first new arrivals on the ISS since the Russian war in Ukraine of last month started.

When asked during a call with family on earth, regarding the choice of suits, Artemyev responded by saying “It became our turn to pick a colour. But, in fact, we had accumulated a lot of yellow material so we needed to use it. So that’s why we had to wear yellow.”

The war has put a lot to a stand still since the beginning of it, rescue measures have been placed and are underway, removing residents from the war zone after the war left many homeless and vulnerable. The president’s under the UN umbrella have come together to assist Ukraine and engage with Russia to stop the war.