Before the concert, Paul met with fans. A children's choir sang Beatles songs for him. Ukraine has a Beatles fan club and some of the club members presented Paul with a kobza, which is a traditional instrument. He was also given a shirt by the president, Viktor Yushchenko.
I have been thinking about those Paul fans and the Beatles fan club of Ukraine a lot the past few days. It is easy to think about people that live in a place that is going through turmoil in a country so far away as just "people." But when I looked at the photo of Paul giving the thumbs up and the fans behind him are cheering and smiling, I connect to that. They are my people. I hate to think of my fellow Beatle fans suffering so much.
Anyhow--- here is what Paul posted today on his Instagram account.
Just as Paul says, I want all of the fans in Ukraine to know that I'm thinking and praying for them right now.