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Extreme sportsman says he painted a Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

Published on Aug 23, 2014 10:56 AM
 
A renowned Ukrainian extreme sportsman said he scaled a landmark Moscow skyscraper and painted a star at the top of the building in the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukrainian national flag in a burst of patriotic feeling. -- PHOTO: MUSTANG WANTED/FACEBOOK

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - A renowned Ukrainian extreme sportsman said he scaled a landmark Moscow skyscraper and painted a star at the top of the building in the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukrainian national flag in a burst of patriotic feeling.

The man, who goes by the nickname of "Mustang Wanted",posted a self-taken photograph on Facebook that appeared to show him standing on a point of the star in the early morning light, with the streets of Moscow below him.

He also taped a Ukrainian flag to one of the points of the star.

The stunt earlier this week resonated widely because Russia and Ukraine are at odds over the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine between pro-Moscow separatists and Ukrainian forces.

 
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