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67 LDS missionaries in Ukraine to be reassigned

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Posted at 1:31 PM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 15:31:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday the reassignment of dozens of missionaries who have been serving in the Ukraine.

“Due to on-going uncertainty in Ukraine, 67 missionaries formerly serving in the Ukraine Donetsk Mission who had previously been transferred to other areas within Ukraine will be reassigned to missions within their home countries to complete the remainder of their service,” a statement on the LDS church’s press site said.

Forty-one other missionaries who had been called to serve in the Ukraine have also been reassigned to other missions.

The LDS church began moving missionaries out of the Crimea region in March due to civil unrest.  Some were moved to other areas of the Ukraine and others, who were nearing the completion of their missions, were sent home a month or two earlier than originally planned.