The crisis among Russia and Ukraine is warming up, and even past an expansion in gas prices, it’s hitting up close and personal for some in Southern California.

“This attack, we can call it war since there are individuals dying consistently. In the event that that is not war, I don’t have the foggiest idea what is,” said Mykhailo Lavrys, a Ukranian-American living in Los Angeles.

Lavrys said he’s concerned for relatives still in Ukraine.

“It’s difficult being up to this point away from your family, particularly thinking about all the news we’ve been hearing recently and every one of the unnerving recordings of shelling of certain cities,” he said.

VP Kamala Harris held respective discussions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a gathering in Germany, where she cautioned of monetary approvals on the off chance that a diplomatic solution isn’t reached.

Andrew Jenks, a set of experiences teacher at Cal State Long Beach, said he accepts the invasion is imminent.

“It depends assuming we can track down a diplomatic arrangement, however it’s undeniably resembling the chance of that is narrowing,” he said.