Legendary street artist Banksy appeared to confirm suspicions that he’s been in Ukraine by unveiling his latest piece Friday of a mural painted on the side of a damaged building in the besieged country.

Banksy posted three photos of the stunning new artwork, which depicts a female gymnast, painted in black and white, balancing herself on her hands among the building rubble.

“Borodyanka, Ukraine,” was all he wrote in the caption, appearing to indicate where the mural was located.

Before Banksy’s Instagram post, the famously furtive artist was speculated to have been in the country after other murals in his iconic style popped in other parts of the city, The Guardian reported.

One mural, also painted on the side of a wrecked building, shows a young boy flipping Russian president Vladimir Putin on his back in a judo match.

Banksy artwork appears on damaged building in Ukraine
Banksy posted three photos of the mural.
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Another shows children using a tank trap as a seesaw, according to The Guardian.

Borodyanka, a suburb with a prewar population of about 13,000 about 30 miles northwest of Kyiv, was a scene of intense fighting in the early days of the Russian invasion.

Banksy artwork appears on damaged building in Ukraine
Borodyanka, Ukraine, saw heavy fighting when Russian troops invaded in February.
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Drone footage of the city released after the bombings in March showed the town’s main street clogged with a dozen destroyed trucks, and fires still smoldering high-rises. 

The city was liberated by Ukrainian forces in April and has since been struggling to rebuild.





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