WATCH: Bono and the Edge perform in Kyiv metro station

WATCH: Bono and the Edge perform in Kyiv metro station

IRISH ROCK band U2's singer Bono and guitarist The Edge have performed a 40-minute concert in a Ukraine metro station in support of Ukrainian forces.

The performance came following an invitation from Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The musicians said they played as a show of solidarity.

In posts on social media, the pair can be seen performing Stand By Me by Ben E. King with Ukrainian soldiers.

They also sang other hits like With Or Without You, Desire, Angel of Harlem and Vertigo.

“I am grateful to [Bono, U2] for supporting our people and drawing even more attention to the need to help our people,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.

Bono rallied the crowd between songs during the performance.

“This evening, 8th of May, 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,” he said, quoting the U2 song Pride (In the Name of Love).

He also told the small crowd "really there is nowhere in the whole world that we'd rather be today than in the great city of Kyiv."

Russia, which calls its action in Ukraine a “special military operation”, continues to carry out missile attacks across Ukraine. However, some life has returned to Kyiv even though air raid sirens sound regularly.

Watch the videos of Bono and the Edge performing below: