Ukraine Eurovision hopefuls raise morale in Lviv

STORY: The folk-rap group performed "Stefania," their Eurovision entry, which the group has described as a tribute to mothers.

“I want to show how our country can perform. And I want to show our creativity. We want the whole of Europe to see us as we are, even in this situation,” lead singer Oleh Psiuk told reporters just after the short concert at a city square.

Since the start of the war, Psiuk has left the stage to run a 20-strong volunteer group, supplying medicines and helping people flee the war. One of his band members is serving in the territorial defence unit.

The Eurovision final, one of the world's largest televised events, takes place in Turin, Italy on May 14.