Banksy posted a picture on Instagram of the artwork, a gymnast doing a handstand amid debris, in Borodyanka. There had been some speculation that Banksy was in Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv when murals began to appear around the city.
An second mural in Borodyanka, unconfirmed by Banksy shows a man assumed to be Vladimir Putin on the basis of resemblance being flipped during a judo match with a young boy. Post invasion on February 24 2022, Borodyanka was one of the places hardest hit by Russia’s bombs.
A third mural in Irpin, also assumed to be made by Banksy shows a female gymnast performing with a ribbon flying around her and wearing a neck brace. This was the place where hundreds of civilians were massacred.
And a fourth mural in Kyiv shows two children sitting on a metal tank trap and using it as a seesaw spray painted onto a concrete defensive block.