Rammstein have joined the ranks of high-profile artists who are expressing support for Ukraine amid the invasion of the country by the Russian army, as ordered by President Vladimir Putin.

The invasion of Ukraine began on the morning of Feb. 24 as Russian forces used military aggression along the country's eastern border and have been gradually pushing toward the capital city of Kyiv. The occupiers have been met with heavy resistance from both the Ukranian armed forces and local civilians as the death toll continues to rise on both sides, though official tallies have not yet been declared.

A total of 141 countries voted to denounce the militaristic attacks by the Russian government at a United Nations General Assembly on March 2, which was the vast majority of the assembly's 193 members. It was urged that Russia "immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces."

In a trilingual statement issued on social media, Rammstein supported Ukrainian resistance and lamented the hardships felt by citizens of both Russia and Ukraine as a result of the actions taken by Putin and the Russian government at large.

Read the full statement below.

The band Rammstein wishes to express its support for the nation of Ukraine as it resists the shocking attack perpetrated by the Russian government.
Above all at this moment, we feel particular grief for the suffering of the Ukrainian people.
Each member of the band has various experiences of the two countries; all members of the band have friends, associates, partners, fans in both lands.
We acknowledge the desperation that many Russian fans may feel when faced with the actions of their government, and we want to remember the humanity shared by both Russian and Ukrainian citizens.
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Група Rammstein хотіла б висловити підтримку народу України, який чинить опір жахливій агресії з боку російського уряду.
Насамперед, у цей момент ми глибоко співчуваємо українському народу за їх страждання.
Кожен член нашої групи, так чи інакше, пов'язаний із двома країнами. Усі члени групи мають друзів, колег, партнерів, шанувальників в обох країнах.
Ми розуміємо, що багато російських фанатів можуть бути розчаровані діями свого уряду, і ми хочемо пам'ятати про гуманність, яка властива як російським, так і українським громадянам.
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Группа Rammstein хотела бы выразить поддержку народу Украины, который сопротивляется с ужасающей агрессией со стороны российского правительства.
Прежде всего, в этот момент мы глубоко соболезнуем украинскому народу и скорбим по поводу их страданий.
Каждый член нашей группы, так или иначе, связан с двумя странами. У всех членов группы есть друзья, коллеги, партнеры, поклонники в обеих странах.
Мы понимаем, что многие российские фанаты могут быть отчаянны в связи с действиями своего правительства, и мы хотим помнить о человечности, которая свойственна как российским, так и украинским гражданам.

Below, view how rock and metal artists are helping to support Ukraine and its people.

Rock + Metal Bands Helping Provide Support for Ukraine

Amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine that began in February 2022, several rock and metal bands came up with ways to offer tangible support for affected Ukrainians. See some below.