U2's Bono and Edge Perform in Kyiv Metro Station

Bono and the Edge from Irish rock band U2 performed in a metro station in Kyiv on May 8, after the band said President Volodymyr Zelensky had invited them “as a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”

Video posted by the Ukrainian culture ministry’s Stratcom Centre for strategic communications showed the pair performing with Taras Topolia at the Khreschatyk metro station. Credit: Serhiy Leshchenko via Storyful

Video transcript

- (SINGING) Stand by me. Whenever you're in trouble, won't you stand by me? Whoa, whoa, whoa-- stand by me.

BONO: Won't you stand?

- Won't you stand?

BONO: Won't you stand?

- Won't you stand?

BONO: Stand by me. (SPEAKING) Could you-- have you a message for, let's say, who'll be listening? A message for the United States, a message for Joe Biden-- what is your message?

- Of course, yes, I have.

BONO: Do you have a message for Chancellor Scholz.

- Yes, not for Joe Biden-- for a lot of people all over the world. First of all, I want to thank you, Bono, and you, The Edge, to come here.


I want think the people of--