U2’s Bono And The Edge On The War In Ukraine: ‘They Can Never Take Your Pride’
U2 recently performed live in Kyiv metro station to support the habitats of Ukraine. While playing, Bono and The Edge made a speech and said that no one could take away the pride in Ukraine even after being attacked.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched devastating attacks on Ukraine and made everyday life very difficult and horrifying for the people living in the country. The political conflicts between the two countries resulted in Putin starting a war, and civilians were targeted and affected.
The attacks started on February 24, and the Russian military got closer to crowded cities. The bombs caused multiple buildings in the cities to collapse. Unfortunately, people lost their homes and lives if they weren’t lucky enough to run away. While some people managed to escape from the borders to the neighboring countries and European cities, most stayed and fought for their freedom.
Many countries stood by Ukraine and condemned the war, and celebrities worldwide used their influential power to tell the world what was going on and make their side clear. Recently, the Irish band U2 went to Kyiv to perform in the metro station for those remaining in the country to fight for freedom. Talented singers from the Ukraine military joined the band, and they all sang for liberty and peace.
During the concert, Bono and The Edge made a speech and stated that the people living in Ukraine are not just fighting for their freedom but also for everyone else around the world who love freedom. The singer and guitarist were impressed and inspired by their resistance. The Edge continued by saying even though they had casualties, their pride will never be taken.
Here is what Bono said:
“Your president leads the world in the cause of freedom right now. The people of Ukraine are not just fighting for their own freedom. You’re fighting for all of us who love freedom.”
The Edge continued:
“This evening, May 8, shots will ring out in the Ukraine sky, but you’ll be free at last. They can take your lives, but they can never take your pride.“
You can watch a small clip of the metro concert below.