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    Jared Leto Performs With 30 Seconds to Mars in Ukraine, Speaks Out About Political Unrest

    Jared Leto was not going to let the political unrest in Ukraine deter his band from traveling to the country and taking the stage to perform on Thursday.

    The 30 Seconds to Mars frontman encouraged the Kiev crowd to stand up and fight for their dreams.

    "You guys are in the midst of something really beautiful and it may be difficult, but there's no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself," Leto said.

    Leto continued that other musicians might have canceled their upcoming shows but there was "no f--king way" his group would have missed this performance. The 42-year-old rocker then dedicated the next song to the "true believers out there."

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    Jared Leto Sergey Starostenko/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images

    Leto was spotted earlier in the day walking through Independence Square in Kiev and he stopped to take photographs at a makeshift memorial dedicated to the victims.

    While accepting the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, Leto referenced Ukraine and Venezuela.

    "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, we are here and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we're thinking of you tonight," Leto said.

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