Dear friends, some news from me, I am alive and safe, thank you again for your emails of support and for your prayers, I was able to leave Ukraine in emergency 2 days ago, I ex filtrated myself at my own risk, the situation there was very difficult, I would even say apocalyptic, so I left Kiev under Russian bombs last week for Odessa in southern Ukraine, there I had to wait few days before being driven to the Moldovan border, on the road to Moldova, I picked up 2 Ukrainian mothers each with a child who begged me to help them and whose husbands stayed in Ukraine to fight in the Ukrainian army, together we found refuge in Moldova, hosted for one night by a retired Moldovan couple and whose kindness and generosity I will never forget, they picked us up at the Moldovan border where we stayed more than 4 hours under the snow with thousands of other Ukrainian refugees, a moment that I will keep in mind forever, the passport control at the border by the Ukrainian army as well as by the Moldovan customs officers was a moment of shame and lack of compassion, I had to use my French nationality to make myself heard and respected, we finally crossed the border once our passports were returned to us, I will spare our readers other difficult details so as not to make this article too long.
So we spent 24 hours in Moldova in a village near the capital where we were able to rest, take a shower and above all eat, especially the children, the next day this same Moldovan couple dropped us off by car to the Romanian border, the crossing of this border was long but more respectful, we then went to the nearest city and having an airport in Iasi where we spent 2 days in a hotel, we then flew to Bucharest Romanian capital where we are staying today in a hotel for the moment, moreover I had to leave the heart in tears one of the Women with her child at the Romanian border to the aid services for Ukrainian refugees, a moment that I will always keep in my heart and whose details I prefer to keep as well.
Today I find myself with a Ukrainian lady and her child in Bucharest, by the way I myself lost everything in Ukraine, I had invested in a French restaurant in Odessa, everything went up in smoke within 1 week and in the emergency I had to leave everything else there, de facto and because of this exceptional situation, I ask you my readers and friends, all of you, to help as much as possible with an emergency donation using the Paypal Ukraine donation button that you will find on the home page of the blog, any help will be appreciated and will allow me to get out of Romania and send this Ukrainian lady and her child to Austria in Vienna to join her family there as soon as possible, I am counting on you, thank you for any help.
I Dedicate this article to Julia, Elysabeth, Dimitri, Svetlana, Jouri and to our Lady of the Mount Carmel who was with me during that perilous journey. Amen