A Ukranian artist, Daria Marchenko, has painstakingly created an eight feet tall mosaic of the Russian President Vladimir Putin entitled by the artist as “THE FACE OF WAR”.
The mosaic was made with 5000 empty bullet shells picked from the streets of Ukraine.
During an interview, Marchenko explained that the art work was inspired by the ongoing unprovoked war declared by President Putin against her country.
The war has witnessed a catastrophic humanity crisis in the Eastern European country since its inception earlier this year.
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The United Nations’ human rights office, meanwhile, has recorded 977 civilian deaths and 1,594 injured in Ukraine since the conflict began, it said Wednesday — figures that it concedes are incomplete and fall far short of the likely tolls.
So far, some 4.2 million have left the country for neighbouring countries from the war-torn country itself.
At least 6.5 million people are estimated to have been internally displaced in Ukraine, according to the United Nations Protection Cluster.
In total, more than ten million people are already thought to have fled their homes in Ukraine both internally and externally because of the invasion, according to the United Nations.
While the fiercest hostilities continue in eastern Ukraine, the conflict has expanded with attacks escalating in the west, including only 25km away from Poland’s border.
Tori Media reported earlier that a railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, was hit by a missile killing at least 30 people.
Reacting to the attack, the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed that it was a “Tochka U” rocket launched by “Russian monsters” that caused the damage.
As one zooms into the photo of the mosaic, one will be forced to realise why Edgar Degas, the 19th century French artist philosopher famously said: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
See the full portrait of “The Face of War” below