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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - As events in Ukraine continue to unfold, it's of special concern to members of the Ukrainian community here in Youngstown and the Valley.

At Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Reverend Lubomyr Zhybak says many of his parishioners are fearful for family members in Ukraine and are praying for an end to the aggression.

The Reverend says he is encouraged to hear Vladimir Putin say that Russia has no intention to "fight the Ukrainian people."

"I believe things are calming down a bit because of the pressure from the international community," said Father Zhybak.

The Reverend says he and his wife have been using Skype to keep in touch with his sister and both of their parents who remain in Ukraine.

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