Irish star Bono praised Ukraine’s struggle for “independence” during an event at a central Kiev metro station on Sunday, where the U2 leader also offered his own prayers for “peace”.
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From the stage of the Kiev metro station, the 61-year-old rock icon sang the U2 classic ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, ‘Desire’ and ‘With or Without You’.
The people of Ukraine are not only fighting for your own freedom, you are fighting for us who want freedom, ”Bono said during the break.
The singer also mentioned past conflicts in the band’s native Ireland and the problems she experienced with a very powerful neighbor.
“We pray you enjoy that peace soon,” Bono said.
The surprising appearance of Bono, a longtime humanitarian campaigner who has often given voice to various causes such as poverty and AIDS, sounded airstrikes in the Ukrainian capital and sparked fighting in the east of the country.
At one point, Bono invited a Ukrainian soldier to sing with him and called on the nations of the world to support the country in the guise of “be with me”.
Bono U2 along with guitarist The Edge composed music for a small fan base, including members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
“It’s good feelings, that’s all,” said a member of the Ukrainian Regional Forces in the audience.
College professor Olesia Besmertna, 36, said before the concert, “It was a strange feeling like I was a kid.
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