Slava Vakarchuk is the lead singer of the most popular Ukrainian rock band Okean Elzy.
When the war started, he signed up for the army, but instead he was ordered to go and sing.
The group is very popular in Russia and other countries of the former USSR, but has always performed songs in Ukrainian.
Their old hit “Without a fight”, which vows not to give up without giving a worthy fight, has become the unofficial anthem of the Ukrainian resistance.
“Okean Elzy” is currently on an international tour, not forgetting his country’s battle in the minds of fans all over the world.
Video produced by Raihan Demitri and Robin Forestier-Walker.