Beautiful messages of Love and Peace from some of our favorite artists to the people of Ukraine.
Listen to Bono's message on his Instagram account here.
U2 posted a message saying, "The world is watching. The Ukrainian people are teaching the rest of the world what freedom looks like, what freedom feels like, and most importantly what freedom acts like. The bully in the neighborhood will not prevail. Bless your poetic souls. We keep you in our prayers."
This post was accompanied by Bono, accompanied on piano, reciting "My Friendly Epistle" by the late Ukranian poet, writer, artist, and public and political figure Taras Shevchenko.
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey posted the following statement: "We stand by the people of Ukraine at this particularly harrowing time as we will stand for all whose freedoms are violated."
Nick Mason and his early Pink Floyd tribute band Saucerful of Secrets: "Due to the current events happening in Ukraine, we are cancelling all of our shows in Russia that were due to take place this summer. Our thoughts and support are with all those in Ukraine.”
Michael McDonald: "If we want to be the beacon of democracy as a nation for others, we have to keep up the fight for a more equitable society right here in our own backyard.
"We can and should do our best to strengthen and stand with NATO to protest the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine but if we don’t walk the walk for justice here in the U.S., then what right do we really have to protest the injustice abroad. I applaud Kamala Harris and President Biden in their stance to protect voting rights here at home."
Other artists who have voiced their support for Ukraine include Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel, Deep Purple, James Taylor, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee, Steve Van Zandt, Paul Stanley, David Gilmour, Pat Benatar, Peter Frampton and Brian May.