Bono sings 'Stand By Me' at Kyiv bomb shelter

The U2 frontman performed in a Khreschatyk metro station that serves as a bomb shelter

May 09, 2022 05:11 am | Updated 09:00 pm IST - Kyiv

Bono and The Edge sing during a performance for Ukrainian people inside a subway station, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 8, 2022.

Bono and The Edge sing during a performance for Ukrainian people inside a subway station, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 8, 2022. | Photo Credit: Reuters

U2 frontman Bono performed in a Kyiv subway station that serves as a bomb shelter on Sunday, showing his support for Ukrainians trying to fend off the Russian invasion.

The Irish singer has tweeted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “invited us to perform in Kyiv as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and so that's what we've come to do”.

Bono, alongside guitarist the Edge, sang the Ben E King song “Stand By Me” in the Khreschatyk metro station. He was joined by another singer in Ukrainian military fatigues.

He also visited Bucha, a town outside Kyiv where hundreds of bodies were found after Russian troops withdrew last month. The town is considered a possible war crimes site.

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