Ukrainian Banksy mural thief could face 12 years in prison

Ukrainian Banksy mural thief could face 12 years in prison

The suspected mastermind behind the removing of a Banksy mural in a Ukrainian city may resist 12 years in jail if discovered responsible, Ukraine’s inside ministry stated on Monday.

The paintings, depicting a lady in a fuel masks and a dressing robe holding a fireplace extinguisher, was taken off a wall within the city of Hostomel on Dec. 2, in response to officers.

Banksy painted seven works in locations hit laborious by the Ukraine warfare.Ukrinform/DDP/INSTARimages.com

The ministry introduced on its web site that the person it believes orchestrated the operation had been handed a “suspicion discover”.

The paintings by the famend British artist had been valued at over $243,900, the ministry assertion stated.

The suspected thief may resist 12 years in jail if discovered responsible.Reuters

“The criminals tried to move this graffiti with the assistance of picket boards and polyethylene,” it stated.

“Due to the priority of residents, the police and different safety forces managed to arrest the criminals.”

The mural was retrieved.

Banksy confirmed he had painted the mural and 6 others in locations that had been hit by heavy preventing after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.

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