British renowned street artist Banksy appears to have confirmed that he is behind artwork which recently appeared in Ukraine.
Banksy, whose identity remains unknown, posted on Instagram on Friday evening pictures of street artwork on a destroyed building, captioned “Borodyanka, Ukraine”.
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Borodyanka, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has been heavily bombed since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbour on February 24.
The work shows a girl apparently doing a handstand on chunks of broken masonry on the grey wall of a war-damaged house.
Banksy posting work on his Instagram is usually interpreted as the artist claiming the work as his.
Other similar murals appeared around the town, which sparked speculation that Banksy had been working in Borodyanka.
One mural shows a man resembling Russia’s President Vladimir Putin being defeated by a flip during a judo match by a child.
Another mural depicts a woman as a rhythmic gymnast in a leotard and a neck brace waving a ribbon on a destroyed building.
The anonymous street artist has travelled to areas affected by war and conflict in the past, including the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
A fourth work has two children sitting on a metal tank trap, using it as a seesaw spray painted onto a concrete defensive block.
Banksy rose to fame around the city of Bristol, in southwestern England, in the early 1990s.
In the past, his work has been sold for millions of British pounds (dollars). In 2018, a work by the artist shred itself into pieces at the moment it was sold for more than one million pounds ($1.8m) at a London auction.