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On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine during a televised broadcast, marking the start of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
On this day, February 28, 2022, Paul McCartney sent a brief support message to Ukraine on social networks.
During his US “Got Back” tour (from April 28 to June 16, 2022), immediately preceding the encore at each stop on the tour, Paul and his band members left the stage and each returned with a flag, Paul holding the flag of Ukraine.
On July 3, 2022, NBC TV broadcast the programme “Ukraine: Answering The Call”, to raise awareness about and funds for Ukraine. The programme showed Paul McCartney and his band performing John Lennon’s song “Give Peace A Chance” during their 2008 concert in Kyiv.
On June 4, 2022, during a soundcheck at Syracuse, Paul was seen playing a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, painted with the Blue and Gold colors of the Ukrainian flag. This guitar, autographed by Paul, was auctioned by Gibson between November 11 and 13, 2022, and raised $76,800 to help Ukraine.
Remembering playing for our friends in Ukraine in Independence Square in 2008 and thinking of them in these difficult times. We send our love and support. 🇺🇦 #StandwithUkraineFrom Paul McCartney on Facebook – February 28, 2022
Last updated on November 23, 2022