News Release — 6 MARCH 2014

Church Issues Statements on Status of Missionaries in Ukraine and Venezuela

Salt Lake City — 

The Church has issued the following statements on the status of missionaries in Ukraine and Venezuela:

Given the evolving situation in Ukraine, 22 missionaries serving in that country will end their missions early and return home over the next few days. This includes missionaries originally scheduled for release in March and April of this year and allows the four missions in Ukraine to better accommodate the missionaries who were moved out of the Crimean Peninsula. Missionaries who have been in missionary training centers preparing to enter Ukraine are being temporarily reassigned to other missions or will remain at the MTCs on a short-term basis (see previous statements issued this week).

All missionaries serving in Venezuela are safe. Church leaders are in regular contact with mission presidents and missionaries serving throughout Venezuela and are closely monitoring the situation to ensure their safety and well-being.

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