Tuesday, July 29, 2014

23 Mormon missionaries in Ukraine transferred due to 'civil unrest'

Published: Sat, March 1 1:20 p.m. MST

 The Kyiv Ukraine Temple. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed 23 missionaries in the Dnepropetrovsk Mission from the Crimean peninsula due to civil unrest, a church spokesman said Saturday.

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed 23 missionaries in the Dnepropetrovsk Mission from the Crimean peninsula due to civil unrest, a church spokesman said Saturday.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Due to civil unrest in Ukraine, 23 missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dnepropetrovsk Mission have been removed from the Crimean peninsula.

The missionaries have been transferred “to other areas as a precautionary measure,” church spokesman Cody Craynor said Saturday.

CNN reports that Russia’s upper house of Parliament voted unanimously Saturday to approve sending Russian military forces into Ukraine “amid mounting tensions in the country’s Crimea region and in defiance of warnings from Western powers.”

Ukraine's new government condemned the move.

"We perceive Russia's actions as direct aggression towards the sovereignty of Ukraine," said acting President Oleksandr Turchynov on the Twitter account of his Fatherland party.

— Marjorie Cortez

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1. K
Mchenry, IL,
March 1, 2014

Shouldn't they all be evacuated from Russia, if any are there, and all over the Ukraine?

2. Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT,
March 1, 2014

Who can tell me what GWB said about Putin when he said he looked into his eyes?

Can anyone tell me the difference between Putin and Hitler when Hitler sent in troops in to the "Suddatenland" prior to WWII?

Correct me if I am wrong but were not the reasons exactly the same? Something about protecting ethnic Germans.

Oh by the way how many days since the Olympics in Socci Russia ended? One week and then the invasion.

3. David RI
SLC, UT,
March 1, 2014

@ K

Yes they should. Immediately.

4. idablu
Idaho Falls, ID,
March 1, 2014

The poor Ukrainians can expect no help from a weak U.S. Pres, and Putin is emboldened by this.

I have a nephew in the other Ukrainian mission and the mission pres has been in frequent contact with the families. Right now they are staying put.

5. FDRfan
Sugar City, ID,
March 1, 2014

Despite the Olympics facade, Russia is showing its true colors and they are very ugly. Putin, Kin Jung Uhn and Assad are kindred spirits. I find it hard to believe that the Russian people support him.