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U2 offers a surprise concert in Kyiv

Bono and The Edge helped Kyiv‘s people by offering a surprise performance yesterday (May 8) in the metro of the Ukrainian capital.

The two stars answered the call of the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

“President Zelensky invited us to perform in Kyiv as a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so that’s what we came to do,” tweeted the group from its official account.

The choice of the place of the concert is not insignificant. When the Russians bombed the city, thousands of people took refuge in the Kyiv metro to protect themselves.

The Irish group performed some of its greatest hits like With or Without You or Angel of Harlem. He also invited theUkrainian group Antytilato joinhim to cover the songStand by Me by Ben E. King,taking care to change the lyrics to Stand by Ukraine.

Antytila‘s singerTaras Topoliajoined his country’s army to fight the Russians in the last weeks.

In addition to Bono and The Edge, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. First Lady Jill Biden have also made surprise visits to Ukraine in support of the country under siege by Russia since February 24.

Since the beginning of the conflict, several celebrities have participated in various initiatives to help Ukraine. The band Pink Floyd came out of retirement to record a new song. Actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised tens of millions of dollars for the cause.

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