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Antony Blinken plays guitar in Kyiv bar : ‘Free world is with you’

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Published Time: 15.05.2024 - 05:40:15 Modified Time: 15.05.2024 - 05:40:15

Showing solidarity for Ukrainians, the US Secretary of State played the Neil Young song Rockin’ in the Free World Antony Blinken on Tuesday picked up a red guitar at a basement bar in Kyiv with a message for Ukraine

Showing solidarity for Ukrainians, the US Secretary of State played the Neil Young song Rockin’ in the Free World

Antony Blinken on Tuesday picked up a red guitar at a basement bar in Kyiv with a message for Ukraine.

The US Secretary of State joined band 19.99 on stage at Barman Dictat in the Ukrainian capital. They played Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World, a rock anthem released in 1989 just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“Your soldiers, your citizens – particularly in the northeast, in Kharkiv – are suffering tremendously,” he said. “But they need to know, you need to know, the United States is with you, so much of the world is with you and they’re fighting not just for a free Ukraine, but for the free world. And the free world is with you, too.”

Mr Blinken watched most of the band’s set before the lead singer introduced him as a “great friend of Ukraine”. He then joined them on stage to play the song with the chorus “keep on rockin’ in the free world”.

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