Community Gathers To Pray For Family Stuck In Ukraine

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ Residents gathered Thursday night to pray for a Topeka family caught in the crisis in Kiev, Ukraine.

Dan and Lisa Jenkins went to Ukraine at the beginning of the month to adopt four children, but since violence erupted earlier this week, the newly formed family is unable to get home because they cannot get the children's passports from the Ukrainian government.

Family members tell 13 News the Jenkins' are about half a mile away from the protests.

Protestors have been occupying Kiev's independence square since late November when president Yanukovych turned away a trade deal with the European union and accepted a bailout from Russia, their former Soviet ruler.