Artist Banksy Shows Solidarity With the People of Ukraine in Latest Murals

Banksy posted a mural on Instagram of a young gymnast on the side of a bombed building with a caption reading, “Borodyanka, Ukraine,” presumably the remnants' location.

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Banksy has posted photos on Instagram of a mural of a young gymnast on the side of a bombed building with a caption reading, “Borodyanka, Ukraine,” presumably the remnants' location. So far, the post has garnered more than 2 million likes. The mural is 1 of 7 that have been spray-painted on decimated buildings to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

The anonymous artist recently posted a behind-the-scenes look at his work in Ukraine. In the 90-second video, a destroyed building with a mural of what appears to be a child holding Russian President Vladimir Putin in a judo throw is shown.

In the video, a mother explains that, before the building with the mural was bombed, it was the school her daughter attended. The mother comforts the daughter, saying, “Don’t be sad honey, we already cried so much, we don’t have any tears left.”