SACRAMENTO - Sacramento is home to a sizable number of Russian and Ukrainian residents. Some of them are split about what's happening a world away.
Svetlana is the owner of Firebird Russian Restaurant in Carmichael. She was born in Ukraine. Her mother is Ukrainian; her father was Russian.
"As half Russian, half Ukrainian, it feels a little confusing," Svetlana said. " t feels like each side has an independent and strong opinion."
As chicken Kiev and beef stroganov go out to her diners, Svetlana can only hope for the best for loved ones back home.
"I just hope peace will be established," she said.
At Grace Family Church where Slavic services are held in Russian, church members are all praying.