U2’s Bono & The Edge Perform ‘Stand by Me’ at Kyiv Bomb Shelter

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Bono sang the Ben E. King song “Stand by Me” with guitarist the Edge. ‘

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Bono meets with Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations on February 11, 2020 in New York City.
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U2 frontman Bono performed in a Kyiv subway station that serves as a bomb shelter on Sunday (May 8), showing his support for Ukrainians trying to fend off the Russian invasion.

The Irish singer tweeted that Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian President, invited him to perform in Kyiv “as a gesture of solidarity with Ukrainian people and that’s what we have come to do .”

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

He also went to Bucha, a town near Kyiv where hundreds were found dead after the withdrawal of Russian troops last month. This town is suspected to be a site of war crimes.

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President @ZelenskyyUa 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 and The Edge #StandWithUkraine

— U2 (@U2) May 8, 2022



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