Kyiv calling: famous Clash anthem reborn as call to arms

Ukrainian punk band Beton win blessing of the Clash to record new version of song to raise funds for support network

Bohdan Hrynko, Oleg Hula and Andriy Zholob of Beton are now playing a part in the war effort.

Bohdan Hrynko, Oleg Hula and Andriy Zholob of Beton are now playing a part in the war effort. Photograph: @betonbanda/Instagram

The Clash have given their blessing to a new version of their song London Calling by a Ukrainian punk band called Beton. Kyiv Calling, recorded near the frontline, has lyrics that call upon the rest of the world to support the defence of the country from Russian invaders.

All proceeds of what is now billed as a “war anthem” will go to the Free Ukraine Resistance Movement (FURM) to help fund a shared communications system that will alert the population to threats and lobby for international support.

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