U2’s Bono performs at subway station in Kyiv

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U2’s Bono and The Edge cheered up audiences in Ukraine on Could 8 with a shock efficiency at a subway station in Kyiv. The well-known singer and guitarist had been accompanied by members of a Ukrainian band as they carried out various hit songs.

The 40-minute live performance was held in assist of Ukrainian forces combating the Russian military. That they had been invited to carry out by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a present of solidarity with the Ukrainian individuals.

“Your president leads the world in the reason for freedom proper now… The individuals of Ukraine are usually not simply combating in your personal freedom, you’re combating for all of us who love freedom,” Bono informed a crowd of about 100 individuals gathered contained in the Khreshchatyk metro station.

A few of the hit songs carried out with The Edge included With or With out You Need, Angel of Harlem and Vertigo. 

“I’m grateful to Bono for supporting our individuals and drawing much more consideration to the necessity to assist our individuals,” Zelenskyy mentioned in a video tackle.

The group cheered Bono on as between songs he mentioned, “This night, eighth of Could, photographs will ring out within the Ukraine sky, however you’ll be free ultimately. They will take your lives however they’ll by no means take your pleasure,” he mentioned. The phrases had been a quote from U2’s well-known music Satisfaction (Within the Identify of Love).

Throughout his go to to Ukraine, Bono additionally visited Bucha, a close-by city the place lots of of our bodies had been discovered final month after alleged Russian assaults as Moscow continues to disclaim allegations that Russian forces had been answerable for killing civilians in Bucha.

This isn’t the primary time that U2 has held a shock live performance, although the one in Ukraine has particular significance because the conflict with Russia rages on. Russia launched an unprovoked assault on Ukraine in February leading to tens of millions of individuals having to flee their nation and lose their houses with hundreds killed within the conflict.

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has rallied as Russian makes an attempt to seize it have failed due to the Ukrainian army’s sharp defence.

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