On the occasion of President Zelenskyy’s visit to Canada, Antoni Ruta invited 98-year-old Jareslav Hunka to Parliament, introducing him as a former fighter who fought against the Soviet Union to achieve the independence of Ukraine.
International scandal over honoring a Ukrainian Nazi in the Canadian Parliament. The Speaker of the House of Representatives resigned from his position after honoring a former Waffen-SS fighter last Friday in the House.
Resignation after honoring a former Waffen-SS fighter
“This public recognition has caused pain to individuals and communities, including the Jewish community in Canada and around the world, as well as survivors of Nazi atrocities in Poland, among other countries,” Anthony Rota, former Speaker of the Canadian Parliament, said in 2014. The moment he resigned.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the incident “shameful.”
On the occasion of President Zelensky’s visit to Canada, Antony Ruta invited 98-year-old Jareslav Hunka to Parliament and introduced him as a former fighter who fought against the Soviet Union to achieve independence for Ukraine, in the presence of Zelensky and Justin Trudeau. To the applause of Canadian representatives and senators.
Poland will request the extradition of the Nazi criminal
Over the weekend, Canadian Jewish organizations exposed Honka’s Nazi past. The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded an apology. Poland will request the extradition of the Nazi criminal whose unit participated in the extermination of civilians in the Lublin region in 1944.
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