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CHEEKTOWAGA, NY- The situation in Ukraine was weighing on the minds of the attendees of the Ukrainian Heritage Festival in Cheektowaga Sunday afternoon.

Festival goers enjoyed the food, music and dancing celebrating Ukraine, but did so with knowing the situation back east left the country in a state of flux.

"This is so, so sad that a different country is invading the sovereign borders of Ukraine which wants to live peacefully, has a government that they now support," Zina Hajduczok, the festival MC said.

"Let them have their way and let the land become peaceful and free is what we all desire."

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