I've never seen wasps with long legs like that.

It's not big, about 1-2cm in length (not counting legs).

Could you identify this?

UPD: location is central Ukraine

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The details of the insect are listed below:

Common Name: Craneflies

Zoological Name: Ctenophora flaveolata

Location(mostly found at): Eastern Europe

Here is the Biological Identification,

Kingdom: Animilia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Diptera

Family: Tipulidae

Genus: Ctenophora Meigen

Features: The species are large (about 20 mm long, with 25-mm wingspans), shiny black craneflies with large yellow, orange, or red markings to mimic wasps. Males have comb-like antennae. The larvae are saproxylic. The species are confined to old deciduous forests, orchards, and other habitats with continuity of the presence of dying and fallen trees. Ctenophora species are important bioindicators.

Source: Ctenophora (fly)

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