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Kenyan street artists create Ukraine solidarity murals

A group of artists has painted murals in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, in solidarity with Ukraine amid the ongoing invasion by Russia.

Dubbed “The grains of culture”, it is the fifth and last mural in a series that has been painted in Vienna, Berlin, Marseille, and Brussels.

“The policy of destruction and elimination of Ukrainian identity is one of Russia’s key elements in the war against Ukraine,” said Emine Dzhaparova, Ukraine’s deputy minister for foreign affairs.

“In our temporarily occupied territories, Russian invaders closed Ukrainian schools and imposed their language and history,” the minister added.

Kenyan artists Moha and Eliamin Ink and their Ukrainian counterparts Alina Konyk, Nikita Kravtsov, and Andrii Kovtun created the mural that stands on the wall of Phoenix House at the heart of Nairobi city.

“I am sure that our artistic collaboration is a perfect opportunity to start our diplomatic relationships in a place of culture,” said Nikita Kravtsov, a Ukrainian concept artist.

The mural uses coffee and wheat grains to symbolise the political, economic, and diplomatic ties between Kenya and Ukraine.

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