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Banksy reveals his latest work on a bombed-out building in Ukraine

A Banksy mural on the side of a bombed-out building in Borodyanka, Ukraine
A Banksy mural on the side of a bombed-out building in Borodyanka, Ukraine Copyright Fotograma AFP
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Works of the renowned British street artist have been found in conflict zones around the world, such as the West Bank.


The elusive British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest work -- a gymnast drawn onto a bombed-out building in Borodyanka, on the outskirts of Kyiv.

The piece appeared on the artist's Instagram, with the caption "Borodyanka, Ukraine."

The work, stenciled on the wall of a war-damaged building in Borodianka, a town a few kilometres northwest of the Ukrainian capital that has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance to Russian bombing, depicts a gymnast balancing on the rubble.

Borodyanka had been occupied by Russian forces until April and was heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow’s invasion.

A number of Banksy-style stencil drawings have recently appeared in and around Kyiv, fuelling speculation that the artist may be working in the war-torn country.

Another stencil drawing, which Banksy has not confirmed at this stage, shows a child knocking down a man in judo gear -- one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's favourite sports.

A third mural, which Bansky did not confirm was his, was spotted in Irpin, another heavily bombed district that has become emblematic of Kyiv's suburbs.

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