U2’s Bono places on ‘freedom’ present in Kyiv metro

Irish rock star Bono praised Ukraine’s battle for “freedom” throughout a efficiency in a metro station in downtown Kyiv Sunday, the place the U2 frontman additionally issued his personal prayer “for peace”. From the platform of a Kyiv metro station, the 61-year-old rock icon belted out U2 classics “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Need” and “With or with out you”. “The individuals in Ukraine will not be simply combating in your personal freedom, you might be combating for all of us who love freedom,” mentioned Bono throughout a break.

The singer additionally referenced the previous conflicts within the band’s native Eire and the troubles it had with a extra highly effective neighbor. “We pray that you’ll take pleasure in a few of that peace quickly,” mentioned Bono. The shock look by Bono-a very long time humanitarian who incessantly lends his voice to a wide range of causes together with the battle towards poverty and AIDS-came as air raid sirens echoed within the Ukrainian capital and combating raged within the nation’s east.

At one level, Bono invited a Ukrainian soldier to sing alongside who referred to as on the world’s assist for the embattled nation as they coated “Stand by me”. Bono carried out alongside U2’s guitarist ‘The Edge’ to a small crowd of followers together with fatigue-clad members of Ukraine’s armed forces. “It’s some good feelings, that’s all,” mentioned a member of the Ukrainian territorial forces within the viewers. “It’s an odd feeling, like being a baby going to first grade,” mentioned 36-year-old college lecturer, Olesia Bezsmertna, forward of the present. – AFP


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