Waging war in the 21st Century

(LaPresse) “I consider myself a musician but let’s say that now I am a part-time soldier,” says Viacheslav Drofa, a Ukrainian rap singer who calls himself ‘Otoy.’ He is among the ranks of the military who are fighting against the Russian invasion.

During the war he wrote a new album, ‘Around the Front’: “The tracks were written while we were under enemy fire,” he explains in an interview, using only his cell phone. At 23, Drofa is well known in his country: he has also published a video clip entitled ‘Find my Country’, ‘Find my Country’ on Youtube, to draw international attention to the conflict.

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