Western media believed this was the case, given the bright-yellow outfits of the new team that arrived at the ISS
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A new trio of Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov, successfully boarded the International Space Station (ISS) overnight. The cosmonauts donned bright-yellow flight suits with blue patches, prompting speculation that their outfit selection was somehow related to the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Multiple Western media outlets, including The Independent, The Guardian and others, rolled out articles about the cosmonauts’ suits, suggesting the fresh team were “wearing colors of Ukraine flag.”
“It was unclear what, if any, message the yellow uniforms they changed into were intended to send,” the article in The Guardian reads.