While civilian casualties rise as Putin continues his 12th day of military invasion in Ukraine, where men and women are fighting against the unprecedented aggression, street artists around the world are condemning Russia’s attack in their own way.

As artists, they have a voice to speak up and influence others, and a moral obligation to act against injustice. So they took their peaceful weapons to the streets and sprayed the walls with stunning, yet heartwrenching murals to support Ukraine.

The cities in Wales, Sweden, the US, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Scotland, Lithuania, Indonesia, and many more countries have now turned into urban galleries that not only openly criticize and mock Putin, but send support to the people of Ukraine and give hope to the world in turmoil. Below are some of the most touching examples that, although silently, speak louder than bombs.

#1

I Stand With You Ukraine. Painted In Northcote Lane, Off City Road In Cardiff Today

I Stand With You Ukraine. Painted In Northcote Lane, Off City Road In Cardiff Today

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Space Whale
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's... incredible. I've seen people do it on paper but on a wall is next level.

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#2

For My Ukrainian Friends

For My Ukrainian Friends

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Serial pacifist
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've booked an apartment in Kyiv through Airbnb, received a reply from the owner that all funds will be transferred for the defense and humanitarian support of Ukrainian people, and I never felt better about a vacation I won't have!

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#3

Putin Pictured As Voldemort - Streetart From Poland

Putin Pictured As Voldemort - Streetart From Poland

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Bored Panda reached out to Seth Globepainter, a Paris-based street artist whose mural of a little girl crushing tanks under her feet went viral on social media along with the works of other street artists who are creating art to support Ukraine. "This small girl symbolizes the courage of the Ukrainians faced with the Russian invasion,” Seth told us. This mural is located in the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood of Paris, the 13th arrondissement.

#4

A New Mural Was Painted In Przechodnia Street, Pogorzelec Estate, Warsaw

A New Mural Was Painted In Przechodnia Street, Pogorzelec Estate, Warsaw

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#5

Stand With Ukraine

Stand With Ukraine

Vitaliy Skakun, 26, young combat engineer. He sacrificed his life to blow up a bridge. He died on 24th of February in Putin's war on Ukraine. He died defending his country.

Polina was killed on Saturday, together with her parents on the streets of Kyiv. She was just a 4th grader.

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#6

Frankfurt-Based Artist Justus Becker Shows Solidarity With A 13-By-13-Meter Dove Of Peace

Frankfurt-Based Artist Justus Becker Shows Solidarity With A 13-By-13-Meter Dove Of Peace

The bird, which has been emblazoned on a building facade in front of Frankfurt’s skyline since Monday, carries an olive branch in Ukraine's national colors. ⁠

A sign against the war and for Ukraine.

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“I painted several occasions at a school in Donbas located in the heart of the conflict zone, where I witnessed incredible resilience from the children. They are the ones who inspired me to realize this work,” the artist explained.

Seth also said that although he does not usually express his views on current events, he knows “how important it is for the people living through this dramatic situation to know that we are thinking of them.” He added: “I painted this in Paris for the Ukrainian people, particularly for my friend Oleg who is still in Kyiv.”

#7

The Mayor Of Vilnius Helped Create A Piece Of Art On The Same Street Opposite To The Russian Embassy, Which Says "Putin The Hague Is Waiting For You"

The Mayor Of Vilnius Helped Create A Piece Of Art On The Same Street Opposite To The Russian Embassy, Which Says "Putin The Hague Is Waiting For You"

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The verdict will be "guilty" but as with the MH17 case, the accused and guilty are still free. Sadly, Putin will never be jailed .

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#8

Pixel Street Art In Motala, Sweden

Pixel Street Art In Motala, Sweden

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly i would feel embarrassed if my face was next to Hitler's but putin doesn't have such feelings probably

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We also spoke with WOSKerski, an interdisciplinary artist based in London. Recently, he painted a beautiful mural of a woman dressed in a chunky knit hat, colored in bold Ukrainian flag colors. “I’m aware of how meaningless the online support is to the brave people of Ukraine fighting for their lives and their country but I still hope this little tribute will help somehow,” WOSKerski wrote on his Instagram adding that “let’s hope this madness ends soon.” The mural can be found in the Shoreditch area, London.

#12

Local Graffiti Artists From Iasi, Romania Are Depicting The Astonishing Ukrainian Resistance On A Wall

Local Graffiti Artists From Iasi, Romania Are Depicting The Astonishing Ukrainian Resistance On A Wall

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“So first of all I have no idea who the girl is and originally she wasn’t wearing Ukrainian flag colors. So I changed quite a few bits when working on the design,” WOSKerski told us. “I was drawn to the portrait as I feel that her face expresses a mixture of outrage, fear and solemn determination to fight and I believe we are all equally outraged and shocked by what’s happening,” he explained.

“We can all support brave people of Ukraine by offering them shelter and supporting them financially, but as an artist, I strongly felt that it’s my duty and moral obligation to reach a wider audience and show both my support of Ukraine and also to raise awareness,” WOSKerski concluded

#13

New Oil Pastel Wall Inspired By Delacroix, Tribute To The Resistance Of Ukrainian

New Oil Pastel Wall Inspired By Delacroix, Tribute To The Resistance Of Ukrainian

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#16

I Painted This In St. George Skate Park This Morning In Support Of Ukraine

I Painted This In St. George Skate Park This Morning In Support Of Ukraine

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Logic and Reason
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

NATO can’t do much without starting World War III. It’s not that simple.

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#17

Mother Of Georgia Stands With Ukraine

Mother Of Georgia Stands With Ukraine

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Scagsy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The world unites against Putin's atrocities. Go UKRAINE!

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#18

Hope This S*** Will End As Soon As Possible! All My Support To The Ukrainian People! Peace, Not Fricking War

Hope This S*** Will End As Soon As Possible! All My Support To The Ukrainian People! Peace, Not Fricking War

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#19

"If We Don't End War, War Will End Us" Stop War

"If We Don't End War, War Will End Us" Stop War

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#21

New Piece To Show Support For Ukraine And Send Them Love And Prayers

New Piece To Show Support For Ukraine And Send Them Love And Prayers

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Sian Edwards
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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#22

Sunflower: The Symbol Of Solidarity For Ukraine

Sunflower: The Symbol Of Solidarity For Ukraine

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#23

I Hope This Little Tribute Will Help Somehow

I Hope This Little Tribute Will Help Somehow

I’m aware of how meaningless the online support is to the brave people of Ukraine fighting for their lives and their country but I still hope this little tribute will help somehow. Let’s hope this madness ends soon.

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Vetus Vespertilio
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful, not meaningless. Knowing you are on the right side of history is empowering.

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#24

Gdańsk, You Are Doing It Well

Gdańsk, You Are Doing It Well

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#25

Putlerbusters

Putlerbusters

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#26

Wall Art

Wall Art

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And to think that we never supported the Syrian people that still suffer😢

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#27

Peace For Ukraine

Peace For Ukraine

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#28

May The People Of Ukraine & Truth Prevail

May The People Of Ukraine & Truth Prevail

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Alexia
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As I told to one of my Ukrainian colleagues, truth is like oil. It will always rise above water

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#29

When The Power Of Love Overcomes The Love Of Power The World Will Know Peace. Jimi Hendrix

When The Power Of Love Overcomes The Love Of Power The World Will Know Peace. Jimi Hendrix

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Jay Son
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! Took me a few good seconds to realize the person is part of the art.

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#30

“It’s An Artist’s Duty To Reflect The Times In Which We Live” - Nina Simone

“It’s An Artist’s Duty To Reflect The Times In Which We Live” - Nina Simone

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Widdershins66
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do NOTHING!

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#31

War Is Hell. Always Has Been. Always Will Be

War Is Hell. Always Has Been. Always Will Be

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Invisible Potato
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

War is war and hell is hell, and war is worst then hell, in hell there should be only bad people, in war suffer everyone, even innocent life

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#32

Stop War

Stop War

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Debra Moss
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Breathtaking, literally made me gasp

#33

Slava Ukraini Mural In Sydney, Australia

Slava Ukraini Mural In Sydney, Australia

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#34

Power To The People

Power To The People

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Alexia
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A leader that inspires the whole world.

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#36

My Thoughts Are With All The People Of Ukraine Who Have To Suffer A Madman With No Sense Of Humanity

My Thoughts Are With All The People Of Ukraine Who Have To Suffer A Madman With No Sense Of Humanity

This wall is at 3000 meters and may be the highest of Europe- I absolutely had plans to celebrate this fact with a different design, but could not when children are crying and innocent people are dying.

Ukraine stay strong!

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#37

If I Could Share This 1,000,000 Times I Would

If I Could Share This 1,000,000 Times I Would

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Debra Moss
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mankind isn't anymore, mangreedy, manselfish and manbrutal took over.

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#38

No To The War, Stop The War

No To The War, Stop The War

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#39

The Motherland Monument. Stay Strong Ukraine

The Motherland Monument. Stay Strong Ukraine

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#40

By Graffiti Artist John Viana In Lisbon, Portugal On Putin's War Against Ukraine

By Graffiti Artist John Viana In Lisbon, Portugal On Putin's War Against Ukraine

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Debra Moss
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brought tears. Incredibly powerful, her exhaustion, pain, bewilderment, forcefully sad

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#41

"Putin Go To Hell"

"Putin Go To Hell"

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#43

Be Strong Ukraine

Be Strong Ukraine

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Space Whale
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I may sound dumb but what does the bubble writing across the wall say

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#44

We Stand With You

We Stand With You

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#45

Stop War In Ukraine

Stop War In Ukraine

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#46

Spring Time

Spring Time

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Beck
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is he sup to be like pence with the fly and gorbechov with the birthmark?

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#47

No Means No

No Means No

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Debra Moss
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactamente. Es exactamente lo mismo. Arte profundo y poderoso.

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#48

Fight For Your Rights

Fight For Your Rights

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#49

South London With A Message For Poots

South London With A Message For Poots

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#50

Street Art With A Political Message: Solidarity With Ukraine

Street Art With A Political Message: Solidarity With Ukraine

On the st. Galler Kreuzbleiche there is a wooden wall in front of the riding arena on which sprayers can legally let off steam. The graffiti on it currently has political content: it calls for solidarity with the people and for peace in Ukraine

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