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Sir Paul McCartney praised by Ukraine Eurovision winners for dropping song from set of Glasto

A source said it was a ‘simple decision’ for Sir Paul McCartney not to sing the song due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Ukraine’s Eurovision winner Kalush Orchestra has praised Sir Paul McCartney after he dropped Back to the Soviet Union from his Glastonbury permanent roster.

The band debuted at the festival in the early hours of Saturday morning.

This is the Ukrainian band’s first concert in the UK, following their incredible win in Turin, Italy last month.

And they have nothing but praise for Macca’s decision to cut the song amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Frontman Oleh Psiuk told the Mirror: “We are grateful for the support from a great musician like Paul McCartney. There have been artists from around the world showing their support and we appreciate it. So many people watched and listened to their idol that superstars like him expressed their support for Ukraine. [in such clear ways] really help us advance our cause. ”

The Mirror revealed last week that the song would be missing from all of Macca’s shows for the foreseeable future, including his headline performance tonight. Beatles legend Sir Paul is also expected to bring the Ukrainian flag on stage tonight (Saturday).







A source said it was a ‘simple decision’ over Sir Paul McCartney not to sing the song
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A source said last week: “The song is a huge hit, but given the horrors going on in Ukraine, it was a simple decision made by Paul.

“It would be terrible to sing a funny rock’n’roll song about Russia.

“In all conscience, Paul cannot sing those lyrics when so many are being brutally slaughtered at the hands of Russia.”

The song, written by Macca in 1968, tells the story of a Russian spy returning home from the US.

The lyrics include the line “and the Moscow girls made me sing and scream”.







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Macca said in February shortly after Russia launched the invasion: “Remember to play for our friends in Ukraine in Independence Square [in the capital Kyiv] in 2008 and think of them during these difficult times. We send our love and support. “

Psiuk said he was disappointed at the possibility that Eurovision would not be held in Ukraine next year. It was given that the UK could host the competition instead.

He said: “We are shocked when there are talks about moving Eurovision to another country next year. That is clearly what we hoped would happen in Ukraine and we are disappointed to hear it. can be moved anywhere else.

“I want to tell the organizers to trust our military. They are doing everything they can to make this happen in Ukraine next year. Maybe Ukraine will become safer if we do. move on and it’s important for our people to keep going [with their lives] as usual. But mainly, we – Kalush Orchestra – want it to go as it should, we want to bring home the victory over Ukraine. “







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Speaking before the performance, Psiuk said that playing at the famous festival was “a great opportunity for us to introduce Ukrainian music and culture. This is an opportunity for us to promote and spread Ukrainian culture – wherever we perform, our goal is to show the world the Ukrainian culture.”

He added: “We really fought on the front lines in Ukraine for a long time before we won Eurovision. It was very important for us to show beauty in music and literature. culture Ukraine because the enemy is currently trying to destroy it and we want to experience it as much as possible.”

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