Frontman speaks out during Kiev gig
Michael Baggs

09:48 14th March 2014

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30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto issued a message of support to fans during a gig in the Ukraine, describing the current turmoil in the country as 'beautiful' and 'difficult' during the band's gig in the country this week.

The band, who are currently on a world tour, performed live in Ukraine this week (12 March 2014), after Leto was seen visiting Kiev's Independence Square, where 80 people died recently during clashes between local police and protesters. Leto previously paid tribute to the people of the Ukraine during his Oscars acceptance speech when he picked up the Acamedy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 show.

"You guys are in the midst of something really beautiful and it may be difficult, but there's no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself," said Leto during the gig.

"And I want to let you know, I understand other bands have cancelled their shows, but there was no f**king way, no f**king way 30 Seconds to Mars wasn't going to be here in this beautiful city, in this great country here tonight."

During his Oscars speech at the February ceremony, Leto said: "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here and as you struggle to… to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible… We’re thinking of you tonight."

Below: 30 Seconds To Mars, live in Amsterdam 2013

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