WATCH: Blinken Plays 'Rockin' in the Free World' in Kyiv Bar

WATCH: Blinken Plays ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ in Kyiv Bar


U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken performed Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” on the electric guitar on Tuesday night in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of a solidarity visit to boost morale in the embattled former Soviet republic.

Blinken played rhythm guitar with The 1999 band at the Barman Dictat, a nightspot in the Ukrainian capital.

“I know this is a really, really difficult time,” Blinken said. “You need to know the United States is with you.”

He then began playing the song, originally performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. He also attempted to sing.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken performs“Rocking to the Free World” in a bar in Kyiv. // video by @cspan pic.twitter.com/EgSrl3UKWh

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