Russian rapper Ivan Petunin, known under the pseudonym Walkie, jumped out of a high-rise window to avoid going to war.
Yes, a Russian artist Ivan Petuninhe is a rapper Walkiefrom the very beginning of the full-scale war opposed the invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine.
He experienced the events of the last seven months very painfully, and when Russian President Putin announced partial mobilization, Petunin decided to shorten his life as a sign of protest.
The 27-year-old rapper recorded a video message before his death. In it, he emphasized that he was not ready to kill for any ideals. Ivan admitted that he would not pick up a machine gun and go kill. At the same time, Petunin added that he had a reprieve from mobilization because he was in a psychoneurological dispensary. However, the rapper said, he is sure that the partial mobilization will eventually turn into a full one.
“If you are watching this video, it means that I am no longer alive. My friend Roma himself said: “To be strong in spirit means that you have a soul.” And I cannot and will not take the sin of murder on my soul want to. I’m not ready to kill for any ideals. For me, killing a person in war or just like that is something I can’t do. I don’t have the right to pick up a machine gun and shoot people. Yes, I have a reprieve from mobilization due to the fact that he was in PND, but it seems to me that in the coming days, partial mobilization will turn into full mobilization. I have two hands, two legs, an index finger to pull the trigger, and they will give me a machine gun,” he said artist.
The rapper’s girlfriend noted that he jumped out of the window of a high-rise building in Krasnodar, where they rented an apartment.
In 2016, Walkie recorded a track together with Ukrainian rapper Artem Loik. In the video before his death, Petunin advises to listen to this song, in which he expressed his protest even then.