MAccording to media reports, musicians of Irish rock band U2 made a surprise appearance on Sunday at a subway station in Kyiv, which was being used as a shelter for airstrikes. Frontman Bono and guitarist “The Edge” performed the band’s classics such as the song “Stand by Me”, as seen in videos posted by Ukrainian media. “President Volodymyr Zelensky invited us to play in Kyiv and show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and we did,” both musicians wrote on the band’s official Twitter account on Sunday.
According to Irish broadcaster RT, at the concert Bono said, “People in Ukraine are fighting not only for their freedom, but for all of us who love freedom.”
The Union news agency wrote that the Irish musician’s visit was unexpected. Taras Topolja of the Ukrainian band Antitilla is said to have performed with them. The U2 management did not initially reveal any further details about the performance.
About a week ago, American actress Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the city of Lviv in western Ukraine and visited injured children in a hospital there.
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