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Ukraine war

The Chinese nationals who chose to stay in Ukraine

Many left, some can't leave, but a few prefer to remain in the war zone

NEW YORK/HONG KONG -- Around 6,000 Chinese citizens were living in Ukraine before Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24, according to the Chinese Embassy in Kyiv. Many have since evacuated, but some are stuck and a few have chosen to stay.

The logistics of returning home are challenging for Chinese nationals. The first group evacuated were students. Then local Chinese business associations assisted with the evacuation of non-students, one Chinese resident of Ukraine told Nikkei Asia. The embassy did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.

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