"I'm not ready to kill for any reason. When you see this video, I will no longer be alive
"I'm not ready to kill for any reason.
When you see this video, I will no longer be alive
Russian rapper Ivan Peturin, better known as “Walkie,” was 27.
He ended his life in order to escape the partial mobilization announced by Vladimir Putin on September 21.
Before jumping from the top of his building in the city of Krasnodar (western Russia), the young man recorded a video published on Telegram, to explain his gesture.
“I cannot commit the sin of murder and do not want to.
May the people I love forgive me
,” he said with tears in his eyes.
Ivan Peturin previously served in the Russian army and was treated in a mental hospital, according to the
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Opposed to the mobilization of Russians to fight in Ukraine, the rapper wanted to accuse Vladimir Putin:
"We have become hostages of a madman who only gives us the choice between the army and prison."
For Ivan Peturin, suicide was a way of showing his disapproval of war:
“My last choice is to choose exactly how I die.
Whether it's killed by people we've attacked, or to protest one last time."
The suicide of Ivan Peturin comes after the announcement of the Russian president of a mobilization of 300,000 Russians of fighting age.
Many of them are desperately trying to escape military service in Ukraine.
According to the
, more than 194,000 citizens have fled to neighboring countries such as Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland.
Some people are even ready to mutilate themselves to avoid the forehead.