Police seek missing truck of man found dead on Bangerter Highway

After a person’s physique was discovered on Bangerter Freeway on Saturday, West Jordan police are asking for the general public’s assist discovering his truck.

The physique of Cesar Adan Martinez, 37, was discovered on Bangerter Freeway close to 8000 South on Saturday morning, police stated.

Martinez’s lacking truck is a blue, four-door 2008 Dodge Dakota with the Utah license plate E36 6SM. The truck has a grey camper shell with a damaged window on the passenger facet, and police stated the automobile is in “poor situation with quite a few dents.”

Police stated Martinez had just lately moved from West Valley Metropolis to Salt Lake Metropolis, and is believed to have been at a bar or restaurant on Friday evening.

Anybody with info is requested to contact West Jordan police at 801-840-4000.

Fleeing to the border: Some 120,000 Ukrainians seek refuge

A Polish border guard assists refugees from Ukraine as they arrive to Poland on the Korczowa border crossing, Poland, Saturday. (Czarek Sokolowski, Related Press)

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WARSAW, Poland — Tens of 1000’s of Ukrainians rushed to the borders as invading Russian troops pressed their advance into Ukraine and towards the nation’s capital Saturday in Europe’s largest floor conflict since World Struggle II.

Some walked many miles by means of the evening whereas others fled by practice, automotive or bus, forming traces miles lengthy at border crossings. They had been greeted by ready family members and buddies or headed on their very own to reception facilities organized by governments.

With the world revolted at Russia’s unprovoked assault on Ukraine, a Western-looking democracy, there was an enormous outpouring of assist for the fleeing Ukrainians. This included an unconditional welcome from nations like Poland that always didn’t need to settle for these fleeing battle and poverty within the Center East and Africa in previous years.

Practically 120,000 folks have thus far fled Ukraine into Poland and different neighboring nations within the wake of Russian invasion, the U.N. refugee company mentioned Saturday. The quantity was going up quick as Ukrainians grabbed their belongings and rushed to flee from a lethal Russian onslaught on their nation, together with an try and take the capital of Kyiv.

One household from Chernivtsi in western Ukraine waited 20 hours earlier than with the ability to cross the border into Siret in northern Romania. Natalia Murinik, 14, cried as she described saying goodbye to grandparents who could not go away the nation.

“It actually damage, I need to go residence,” she mentioned.

The biggest numbers had been arriving in Poland, the place 2 million Ukrainians have already settled to work lately, pushed away by Russia’s first incursion into Ukraine when it annexed Crimea in 2014 and searching for alternatives within the booming economic system of the European Union neighbor.

Refugees from Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee agency says nearly 120,000 people have so far fled Ukraine into neighboring countries in the wake of the Russian invasion.
Refugees from Ukraine arrive on the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The U.N. refugee company says almost 120,000 folks have thus far fled Ukraine into neighboring nations within the wake of the Russian invasion. (Photograph: Visar Kryeziu, Related Press)

Poland’s authorities mentioned Saturday that greater than 100,000 Ukrainians had crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border previously 48 hours alone. On the Medyka border crossing, the road of automobiles ready to enter Poland stretched 9 miles into Ukraine.

Poland declared its border open to fleeing Ukrainians, even for these with out official paperwork, and dropped its requirement to indicate a unfavourable COVID-19 check.

“We are going to assist everybody,” the Polish Border Company mentioned. “We is not going to go away anybody with out assist.”

On Saturday, Poland despatched a hospital practice to choose up these wounded within the conflict in Mostyska, in western Ukraine, and convey them to the Polish capital of Warsaw for therapy. The hospital practice left the border city of Przemysl and has 5 carriages to move the wounded and 4 others stocked with humanitarian help for Ukraine’s Lviv district.

These arriving had been principally ladies, kids and the aged after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday banned males of army age from 18 to 60 from leaving the nation. Some Ukrainian males had been reportedly heading again into Ukraine from Poland to take up arms towards the Russian forces.

“Virtually 116,000 have crossed worldwide borders as of proper now. This may increasingly go up, it is altering each minute,” mentioned Shabia Mantoo, the spokeswoman of the U.N. Excessive Commissioner for Refugees, on Saturday morning. “It is very fluid and altering by the hour.”

Mantoo mentioned most Ukrainians had been heading to neighboring Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia however some even fled into Belarus — from which some Russian forces entered Ukraine. Some deliberate to go additional on to different nations in Europe.

The company expects as much as 4 million Ukrainians may flee if the state of affairs deteriorates additional.


We are going to assist everybody. We is not going to go away anybody with out assist.

–Polish Border Company


The border submit in Siret was crowded with Ukrainians arriving on Saturday. Just a few miles in, humanitarian teams had arrange tents and supplied foods and drinks to these arriving.

However the destiny of teenager Natalia Murinik’s household was now unsure, they usually did not know the place they had been going subsequent.

“We do not have a clue. We’re ready for our buddies, after which we’ll assume,” she mentioned.

Contributing: Jamey Keaten; Stephen McGrath

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First Presidency asks world leaders to seek peace in Ukraine as church closes Kyiv temple

Because the warfare over Ukraine intensified once more Friday, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a press release pleading with world leaders to hunt a swift, peaceable decision. (Steve Griffin, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Because the warfare over Ukraine intensified once more Friday, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a press release pleading with world leaders to hunt a swift, peaceable decision.

What did the First Presidency say about Russia and Ukraine?

“We’re heartbroken and deeply involved by the armed battle now raging. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has members in every of the affected areas and all through the world. Our minds and hearts have been turned towards them and all our brothers and sisters.

“We proceed to hope for peace. We all know that enduring peace will be discovered by means of Jesus Christ. He can calm and luxury our souls even within the midst of horrible conflicts. He taught us to like God and our neighbors.

“We pray that this armed battle will finish rapidly, that the controversies will finish peacefully, and that peace will prevail amongst nations and inside our personal hearts. We plead with world leaders to hunt for such resolutions and peace.”

The assertion was launched by Presidents Russell M. Nelson, Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring on the church’s newsroom web site.

What in regards to the Kyiv Ukraine Temple?

Earlier this week, earlier than Russian troops invaded Ukraine by land and sea, church leaders closed the Kyiv Ukraine Temple close to the nation’s capital as a precaution, church spokesman Sam Penrod mentioned.

“This temple has suspended all operations and ordinances till additional discover,” in line with a notice posted on the temple’s web site.

The Kyiv temple is the one Latter-day Saint temple between Germany and the Pacific Rim.

“When you’ve got an current appointment for a sealing or your individual endowment, you can be contacted by temple workers,” the temple’s web site mentioned.

Preventing in Ukraine intensified once more on Friday as Russian troops superior on Kyiv, the nation’s capital. Ukrainian troops proceed to offer stiff resistance, nevertheless, ABC Information reported.

Ukrainians fled Kyiv and different main cities as hostilities grew. In the meantime, Russia additionally started to see the impacts of the worldwide sanctions. The Russian inventory market fell by 33%.

What is occurring with Latter-day Saint missionaries in Ukraine and Russia?

The church introduced in January, as tensions on the border grew, that it had reassigned all non-Ukrainian Latter-day Saint missionaries to different international locations. Some who have been close to the tip of their assignments returned residence. Others now are serving in Germany, Croatia, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Canada and in a number of U.S. states, together with Alaska, Illinois, Washington and at Temple Sq. in Salt Lake Metropolis.

On Friday afternoon, a church spokesman confirmed that the entire church’s non-Russian volunteers had left Russia greater than per week in the past.

“As of mid-February, roughly 50 younger volunteers have taken assignments exterior of Russia, given the current suggestion of many overseas governments advising in opposition to journey to Russia,” spokesman Sam Penrod mentioned. “Native church conferences and providers stay underneath the course of native members, who function lay leaders of their congregations. The message of peace, love and hope in our Savior Jesus Christ continues to be lived and practiced in strict observance of all authorized laws.”

In July 2016 Russia applied an anti-terrorism regulation that included a provision banning public missionary work. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints instantly complied, redesignating its younger missionaries as volunteers and directing them to observe the regulation’s provision that every one proselytizing happen in homes of worship.

The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake Metropolis and Catholic Neighborhood Companies additionally issued the next assertion:

“We be part of with Pope Francis in his name for prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine and the safety of harmless lives. We encourage our authorities leaders to welcome any Ukrainian refugees displaced by these mindless acts of aggression and urge individuals to assist our Ukrainian brothers and sisters by donating to the efforts of Catholic Aid Companies, which is already serving individuals in want in Ukraine. Ought to the scenario escalate to the purpose of resettling Ukrainian refugees in america, Catholic Neighborhood Companies of Utah’s Migration and Refugee Companies group is raring to help.”

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