Intellectual Reserve Inc.
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
- Dog reacts to LDS missionary returning home...
- Mentor to Brandon Mull, James Dashner chose...
- LDS Family Services providing free online...
- Jewish woman launches modest online...
- Book recounts LDS Church history using Legos
- Why I make my kids go to church
- Elder Holland calls on Christians to unite to...
- Blind girl's imagination takes viewers of a...
- Elder Holland calls on Christians to... 101
- Defending the Faith: Even in science,... 72
- Why I make my kids go to church 55
- Jewish woman launches modest online... 18
- K2 The Church's grand opening a... 12
- Netanyahu speech deepens rift between... 8
- Doug Robinson: A Boy Scout for 75 years... 7
- Activists: Islamic State group now... 5