The Stunning And Heartbreaking Street Art Painted In Solidarity With Ukraine

Walls around the world are being transformed into tributes to Ukraine amid Russia's invasion.

Street artists around the world are spraying in solidarity with Ukraine.

Many artists have painted poignant pieces highlighting Ukrainians’ struggles amid the Russian invasion, while others call out Russian President Vladimir Putin over the globally condemned attack.

“It was the least I could do apart from sending financial support,” the artist known as WOSKerski, who painted the tribute below in London, told HuffPost.

“As an artist, I have a voice that can influence people and a moral obligation to act against injustice and support people who need it,” WOSKerski said. “I am aware that the online support is probably meaningless, but I hope that perhaps it did help someone.”

Jenks, a street artist in Llanelli, Wales, who acknowledged that Ukrainians likely “never have heard of” his hometown, said he painted his “Pray for Ukraine” piece below “in the hope that if they saw the image painted thousands of miles away, they would not feel isolated and know people are on their side during this terrible time for them.”

Artist Seth Globepainter said his artwork was inspired by the “incredible resilience” of the children he met while previously painting in Donbas, Ukraine.

He painted the below mural of a girl in Paris, dedicated to a friend Oleg who remains in Kyiv. It “symbolized the courage of the Ukrainians faced with the Russian invasion,” Globepainter, whose is real name is Julien Malland, told HuffPost. “I do not usually express my views on current events, but I know how important it is for the people living through this dramatic situation to know that we are thinking of them.”

Corie Mattie, aka the LA Hope Dealer, collaborated with tattoo artist Juliano Trindade on this piece in Los Angeles depicting doves carrying Putin’s head:

“What’s happening in Ukraine isn’t a Ukrainian problem. It’s a humanity problem,” Mattie told HuffPost. “This is a time where we need to come together and stand up for evil, to fight for what’s right.”

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles-based artist known as Plastic Jesus produced 5,000 “Fuck Putin” stickers that are being distributed to fans worldwide:

Plastic Jesus

Check out other notable pieces below.

Have you seen some similar street art? Or can you help us further identify the artists or locations of the pieces we have in the list? Email your images and information to lee.moran@huffpost.com or send a direct message via Instagram.

Arte Vilu (Berlin, Germany)
JOHN MACDOUGALL via Getty Images
Harry Greb (Rome, Italy)
Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images
Laika (Rome, Italy)
Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images
Eme Freethinker (Berlin, Germany)
via Associated Press
Justus Becker (Frankfurt, Germany)
via Associated Press
Pegasus (London, England)
Pegasus
Nathan 'Nyces' Murdoch (Peterborough, England)
Andrew Couldridge via Reuters
Gregos (Paris, France)
JOEL SAGET via Getty Images
Andrea Villa (Turin, Italy)
Stefano Guidi via Getty Images
(Dublin, Ireland)
via Associated Press
Bambi (London, England)
Piers Allardyce
(Athens, Greece)
NurPhoto via Getty Images
J Warx (Valencia, Spain)
Europa Press News via Getty Images
Jef Aerosol (Paris, France)
LUDOVIC MARIN via Getty Images
TvBoy (Barcelona, Spain)
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Jakub Sobczak (Gdansk, Poland)
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Maximiliano Bagnasco (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
JUAN MABROMATA via Getty Images
(Vienna, Austria)
GEORG HOCHMUTH via Getty Images
(Toronto, Canada)
via Associated Press
(Podgorica, Montenegro)
via Associated Press
Laika (Rome, Italy)
Pacific Press via Getty Images
Tuse (Gdansk, Poland)
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(Krakow, Poland)
NurPhoto via Getty Images
(Krakow, Poland)
NurPhoto via Getty Images
(Paris, France)
EMMANUEL DUNAND via Getty Images
Shawshaxart (Paris, France)
JOEL SAGET via Getty Images
Raf Urban (Paris, France)
JOEL SAGET via Getty Images
(Brussels, Belgium)
Thierry Monasse via Getty Images
TvBoy (Barcelona, Spain)
SOPA Images via Getty Images
Bebar (Paris, France)
Chesnot via Getty Images
(Medyka, Poland)
Wally Skalij via Getty Images
(Berlin, Germany)
JOHN MACDOUGALL via Getty Images
Harry Greb (Rome, Italy)
Pacific Press via Getty Images
Stanislav Belovski (Sofia, Bulgaria)
NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV via Getty Images
(Gdansk, Poland)
SOPA Images via Getty Images
ChemiS (Prague, Czech Republic)
MICHAL CIZEK via Getty Images
(Warsaw, Poland)
NurPhoto via Getty Images
Bandit (Los Angeles)
via Associated Press
Hijack (Los Angeles)
via Associated Press
Sara Chelou (Paris, France)
Chesnot via Getty Images
(Edinburgh, Scotland)
Jane Barlow - PA Images via Getty Images
TvBoy (Barcelona, Spain)
JOSEP LAGO via Getty Images
Corie Mattie (Los Angeles)
Mario Tama via Getty Images
1GoodHombre (Los Angeles)
Mario Tama via Getty Images
Eric Ze King (Paris, France)
Chesnot via Getty Images
(Paris, France)
JOEL SAGET via Getty Images
Franko Dine (Tirana, Albania)
GENT SHKULLAKU via Getty Images
Phil Atkinson (Granard, Ireland)
Niall Carson - PA Images via Getty Images
LBWS (Odessa, Ukraine)
ED JONES via Getty Images
(Halle, Germany)
JENS SCHLUETER via Getty Images
(Toronto, Canada)
Steve Russell via Getty Images

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