U2 is exhibiting their help for Ukraine with what they do greatest: performing music. Two members of the Irish rock band, together with Bono and The Edge, stunned residents of Kyiv with a 40-minute efficiency on the Khreshchatyk metro station on Might 8. Photographs, which could be seen right here, present the musicians smiling, taking part in guitar, and singing as they wore black outfits in entrance of the gathered crowd.
“Your president [Volodymyr Zelenskyy] leads the world in the reason for freedom proper now … The individuals of Ukraine are usually not simply preventing to your personal freedom, you’re preventing for all of us who love freedom,” Bono advised the gang of about 100 locals contained in the metro station, in line with Reuters.
The gifted singer reportedly continued to rally the gang throughout the efficiency by saying, “This night, eighth of Might, photographs will ring out within the Ukraine sky, however you’ll be free finally. They will take your lives, however they’ll by no means take your satisfaction.”
U2’s look in Kyiv comes simply over two months since Russia invaded Ukraine. The forces targeted on Kyiv till the top of March, when Russia then targeted their forces on japanese Ukraine. Missile strikes have continued to be carried out since then and though some individuals have returned to Kyiv, crimson sirens nonetheless sound within the metropolis regularly.
Bono and The Edge aren’t the one celebrities who’ve confirmed help for Ukraine because the invasion. Angelina Jolie was additionally seen visiting the nation not too long ago. She walked right into a espresso store within the metropolis of Lviv after touching down to go to hospitals and NGOs to assist the injured and displaced after the invasion. At one level throughout her go to, she was compelled to take cowl as air raid sirens directed her to take security as quickly as attainable, however fortunately she turned out okay.
Sean Penn can be one other celeb who has visited Ukraine because the invasion. He met with the president and attended authorities press briefings for his upcoming documentary, VICE.