It doesn't happen often, but Easter was celebrated by both western and eastern-rite Christians on Sunday.

While the Gregorian and Julian calendars may have lined up this year, at some places of worship, the joy that usually comes with Easter is being overshadowed by fears by the Ukrainian community in London.

"When the country is troubled with possible breakup, takeover, warfare, it's extremely troubling," says Konstantin Huytan, a parishioner at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Pro-Russian militants took-over Ukrainian government buildings in at least 10-eastern Ukrainian communities.

This comes despite an agreement between Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the E.U.calling for the militants to leave the buildings, in exchange for amnesty.

Local Ukrainians are worried bloodshed will spread further west.

"For the Russian part, Putin is controlling everything and he is doing his best to upset the elections," says Vera Olynyk.

On May 25th, Ukrainians head to the polls.

The country has been operating with an interim government since former prime minister, and Russian sympathizer, Victor Yanukovych fled the country in February.

Ukraine has been mired in violence and protests since late November.

"People are afraid that there will be an outbreak of war. Simply because of the large massive Russian army, the declared intention of Putin to intervene if he feels its necessary and the continued destabilization of eastern Ukraine through the provocateurs,"

On the holiest day in the Orthodox faith, the people wait for their food to be blessed and they pray for peace in Ukraine.