Absolutely unexpectedly for everyone who was hiding in the metro and rocket attacks in Kyiv, and for those who were just going about their business, Bono and U2 appeared at the central station of the Kyiv metro. One of the greatest bands of our time came to Kyiv to support the Ukrainians and show that Ireland stands with Ukraine.
The internet blew up Twitter and Instagram posts/stories of eyewitnesses of the legendary event. The Kyiv metro, which even now shelters about one and a half thousand Kyivans daily, has already become a concert venue: last week, the most famous Ukrainian band Okean Elzy performed here, and even president Zelenskyy held a press conference here.
As it turned out, U2 came at the invitation of the president of Ukraine himself.
"President Zelenskyy invited us to perform in Kyiv as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, so that's what we've come to do. Bono and The Edge #StandWithUkraine," wrote Bono on Twitter.
Before the concert in the subway bomb shelter, Paul David Hewson and his colleagues visited Bucha — a bloody massacre in the Kyiv region. There, the U2 soloist was able to see what the Russian army left behind personally.
We remind you that the Ukrainian band Antytila recorded a song with Ed Sheeran about the day when Russia attacked Ukraine earlier. Also, Pink Floyd and Ukrainian singer Andrii Khlyvnyuk performed the song Hey Hey Rise Up based on the Ukrainian folk song Oh, there is red viburnum in a meadow.
Glory to Ukraine!