Banksy At War: Why One Of His Combat-Zone Murals Has Become An Official Ukrainian Postal Stamp

There are myriad ways in which the world has marked the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine — vigils, think-tank conferences, Biden’s history-making visit to Kyiv, Vladimir Putin’s petulant cutting off the gas to Poland for that country’s role in delivering arms to the Ukrainian forces.

But none of those events marked the day the invasion began with quite the satiric and yet heartfelt brio of the Ukrainian postal service’s February 24 release of its new stamp bearing a photograph of a Banksy mural done while the artist was in his now well-known Kyiv “residency” late last year. The image Banksy actually painted — or

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