Chinese men helping refugees in border towns join the Ukrainian International Army

While the Russian-Ukraine war is still going on, volunteers from more than 52 countries have joined the Ukrainian International Army.

A prominent Chinese writer and critic of the Chinese ruling Chinese Communist Party wrote in the Chinese version of the Great Era, he applied for membership in the army on March 10 and headed to Kyiv on March 14. He said he had left.

Yi Qiwei shared his experience volunteering in the Polish town of Medika on the Ukrainian border while waiting to leave for Kyiv to participate in the fight.

E Chi Wei (also known as Wu Dizao), the flag bearer of the Manchurian royal family, published his first novel, Redemption, at the age of 14 in 2011. At that time, mainland Chinese media called him “the most talented young writer in China.” He claimed that his maternal grandfather was a senior Chinese Communist Party official who hesitated to publish his name. In recent years, Yi has become a critic of the voice of the communist government. He usually lives in Japan.

Yi and a group of his nine friends were traveling from the Netherlands to Germany on March 7. They decided to buy supplies, clothes and food to take them to Medica and volunteer.

Yi said that after arriving at the border to help refugees, the reality felt very different from what he had imagined. It was really hard to be a volunteer.

He witnessed many refugees coming from Ukraine. They all had a desperate look on their faces. “You could see those people being very helpless. There was no place for the children to sleep and it was very cold,” he said.

“They had no food at all and were very helpless. Most of them can’t speak English or Polish. Many kids are the same age as my daughter, which makes me sad. I We provide them with food and water as much as possible. “

Lee said he also provided financial support to the Ukrainian refugees he met because Ukrainian currencies and cards were not accepted in Poland.

He states: “We also hope that more people will see and help them. We have so many people coming to help these refugees to give them hope. I want you to see that you are. “

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Ukrainian refugees in the Polish border town of Medica in March 2022. (Provided by Genkyo team)

After crossing the border with Poland, Mr. Yi said he saw many Ukrainian refugees sleeping in public places such as train stations and McDonald’s. He helped some refugees stay at the hotel.

Lee criticized the Chinese government’s support for propaganda and Russia’s war, claiming that “national interests are of utmost importance.”

He said that the common people want a good life, the nation should protect the people, and not the other way around.

“If this happened to them, they wouldn’t say such a thing,” Yi said of the Chinese, which reflects the administration’s issues.

“There is no so-called” national interest “. What people want is very simple — to live in peace and stability. People can develop a country’s economy only if they are alive. Who would follow you if you were to ignore people’s lives and talk about these slogans? “

Zhao Fenghua and Gu Xiaohua contributed to the report.

Alex Woo


Alex Wu is a US-based writer of The Epoch Times, focusing on Chinese society, Chinese culture, human rights and international affairs.