Missionaries Removed from Ukraine

  • 14 March 2014

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple. The temple remains open but 23 missionaries have been moved to other areas as a precautionary measure.

Due to civil unrest, 23 missionaries serving in the Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk Mission have been removed from the Crimean peninsula and transferred to other areas within the mission as a precautionary measure, Church leaders announced March 1.

“We are closely watching the situation in Ukraine and communicating regularly with area leadership and mission presidents,” said Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Missionary Department. “Missionary safety is our top concern and mission presidents are providing regular updates to the missionaries’ families.”

Elder Evans added that circumstances may delay new missionaries from entering Ukraine.

The Kyiv Ukraine Temple remains open to patrons.