Banksy unveils multiple artworks in Ukraine


British street artist Banksy has unveiled several artworks in Ukraine and confirmed his presence in the country.

The elusive artist has completed a total of seven artworks aacross the country, with a spoof video shared on social media appearing to show him “painting” one of his works in the city of Irpin.

The Irpin artwork shows a ballerina in a neck-brace and has been confirmed as a genuine Banksy. It is one of seven the artist has painted in the war-torn country.

Last week Banksy unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow's invasion.

In a series of pictures posted on his Instagram, Banksy showed one of his murals depicting a man in bathtub.

Another shows two children using a metal tank trap as a seesaw.

Banksy also uploaded a clip to social media showing him speaking to members of the local community in Borodyanka.

Speaking outside a bombed-out school, a woman with her daughter says: “There was a bomb here and many people died.

“My child used to go to this kindergarten. Don't cry honey, we already cried so much, we don't have any tears left.”

In March, Banksy raised thousands of pounds for victims of the war in Ukraine through the sale of rare and digital artworks.

Earlier on Friday, Banksy accused fashion brand Guess of using his artwork without permission on a collection of clothing on display in its Regent Street store.

Sharing a photo of the window - which advertises clothing featuring “graffiti by Banksy” - to his 11.5 million followers, the street artist claimed the brand “helped themselves” to his artwork “without asking”. The Standard contacted Guess for comment.