Banksy’s artwork revealed on his Instagram page seems to confirm that the artist is or has been in Ukraine.
Speculation abounded on Friday that he had indeed been in the town of Borodyanka, near Kyiv, after paintings began to appear on buildings destroyed by the war.
That speculation was confirmed after Banksy posted images of his latest artwork on his Instagram account on Saturday, November 12.
The murals appear to mock Russian President Vladimir Putin and are all based on judo, which Putin claims to be a fan of.
In total, he has posted three images, all with the simple caption “Borodyanka, Ukraine.”
The city, which has already been liberated, is one of the most affected by the Russian bombing that accompanied the start of the war.
No, the city is undergoing a redevelopment and many blocks have to be demolished as they are unsafe and cannot be repaired.
It remains to be seen what will happen to the Banksys given that they are all in the walls of abandoned buildings and as such are not easy to move or retain as part of renovations.
Banksy’s artwork, however, will give the townspeople renewed hope that there is life after the war.
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