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Banksy mural depicts a woman in a gas mask standing on a chair and holding a fire extinguisher in Hostomel, Ukraine.

Butova Oleksandra/Ukrinform/ABACA via Reuters Connect

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12: The ringleader behind a plot to steal a mural painted by the famous street artist Banksy in Ukraine could face up to 12 years in prison. The pseudonymous British artist stenciled the image of a woman in a gas mask on a wall in the town of Hostomel just after Russia invaded. The artwork, valued at a quarter of a million dollars, was lifted in December but has since been retrieved.

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