《An open letter to Ukrainian President from Chinese citizens in solidartiy with Ukrainian Komsomol members》
President Mr.Zelensky, Ukrainian embassy and consulates in China:
We are deeply saddened by the fact that the war in Ukraine which caused by contradictions between great powers has lasted for half a month, and people suffered a lot. At this critical moment, we suddenly heard that the First Secretary of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine (LKMSU), Mikhail Kononovich and his brother were arrested by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on the charge of "pro-Russian Propagandists" and "cooperation with the intelligence services of Russia". Their lives are even in danger.
We are very confused that the Kononovich brothers were charged with this crime. As far as we know, despite all the obstacles to communist activity in your country, the Komsomol members still fight for the interests of Ukrainian working people.
In recent years, they have fought for the rights of Ukrainian workers, and they have fought to defend Ukrainian land from "takeover" by foreign captitalists. Even on the eve of war this year, they still called for peace, tryed to prevent war from breaking out in their own homeland.
We cannot bear to see that these honest people who are doing their best for the future of the nation being falsely accused of collaborating with foreign enemies. These who fight for the livelihood of their own people are real patriots, but some people even want them to die.
Just a few days ago, the Security Service of your contry shot dead its own negotiation delegate, and now it arrested and imprisoned Komsomol members on trumped-up charges. We cannot help but ask, whose security is such a Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) trying to protect?
We strongly suspect that some people in your country, who put the safety of the people and the future of the nation at risk, are taking advantage of the chaos to carry out a premeditated persecution of Komsomol members.
We Chinese citizens are familiar with the story of Ukrainian Komsomol member Pavel Korchagin and admire the invincible spirit of Paul Kochkin and his comrades to fight for the people. Several generations of Chinese youths have similar experiences with Ukrainian youths. Youths in our two countries were both guided by the Pavel Korchagin’s spirit to overcome all kinds of difficulties and hardships for the future of their homeland and the wellbeing of the people.
So we have unique friendly feelings for the Ukrainian Komsomol members represented by Pavel Korchagin and Ukrainian people. We especially angered for the arrestment of Ukrainian Komsomol members, and we are especially concerned about the safety of them.
We call on the Ukrainian government:
Immediately disclose the situation of the Kononovich brothers.
Guarantee for their health and human rights, don’t to kill them!
Find out the truth as soon as possible, to rehabilitate their reputation and release them.
We sincerely hope for a just peace between nations, and wish that the rights and interests of the working people of Ukraine be guaranteed.
Chinese citizens who are concerned about the safety of the Ukrainian Komsomol members
March 10th, 2022