angel. singer Irishman Bono, leader of the band U2, gave a spontaneous concert from the Kyiv metro station, as a personal contribution to peace and coincides with the so-called Victory Day over Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe.
According to a video posted on the “YouTube” platform by several Ukrainian portals, Bono said, “We all pray with you so that you can reach peace soon.” In a sign of the bloody Irish conflict and war that Ukrainians are now suffering.
The Irish singer and activist took the microphone and performed some famous pieces from his repertoire, such as “Wish” and “With or Without You”, for groups of citizens gathered at the station, although the crucial moment came when he played “Stand By”. “Sang. I “.
Bono’s performance came as a surprise, without prior notice, and within the singer’s activities in humanitarian causes in various parts of the world, whether in conditions of war, against hunger or against global havoc.
Bono visits bombed cities
Bono, accompanied by guitarist The Age, visited the bombed cities of Borodyanka and Irpin and the mass grave of Buka this Sunday, symbolizing the atrocities committed by the Russian military during their occupation, the day Ukraine first celebrates the 8th day. Is. May Victory Day against Nazism, which was previously celebrated on 9.
Just a month after publishing his song “Walk on Ukraine” dedicated to the Ukrainian victims of the Russian invasion, Bono went to the areas most affected by the invasion, he said, at the request of President Volodymyr Zelensky, whom he would visit later.
In the bomb-blasted Borodyanka, after reading a poem next to a statue of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, he expressed hope that Russia’s youth would turn and oust President Putin.
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As he explained to reporters, President Zelensky asked him to appear on Victory Day against Nazism, which Ukraine celebrates for the first time a day before Russia and the rest of the former Soviet republics.
“Russia calls tomorrow Victory Day, and that has changed,” commented Bono, who also denounced that the war in Ukraine is “one man’s war”, referring to Putin.
In addition, the guitarist of his band, The Age, accompanied him to Borodyanka and condemned that the Russians attacked the poets. “It means they are afraid of art,” he told reporters.
Bono and The Age are both received by officials from the three municipalities, who tell them of Russian occupation atrocities in the areas where life slowly returns to life amid a landscape of destruction.
At Bucha, where he was received by a priest who explained the procedures for the discovery and identification of corpses, Bono was interested in how the Russian Church could explain and justify such destruction to its faithful.
After visiting the pit, the U2 singer entered the temple, he said, to be calm and quiet in a private setting.
Their song “Walk on Ukraine” calls on the international community to support Ukrainians, Both the fighters and the fleeers.
Buka, a city of just over 35,000 residents next to Kyiv, was captured by Russian forces on March 31. When he was released on April 2, bodies of men dressed as civilians and even women and children were discovered in the streets. At least 280 bodies, some with severed hands, were found in a massacre, which is being investigated by the Prospective Commission. Russia of war crimes.
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In Irpin, shelling destroyed about 70 percent of built-up areas, most of which were residential, and in Borodanka, Russian missiles damaged half of its buildings.