Canada, Nazis and Ukraine

Canada House Speaker Rota Resigns Over Recognition of Ukrainian Nazi Veteran Hunka

Sep 26, 2023

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Canada’s Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota announced on Tuesday that he would be resigning from his position following the scandal around the invitation and recognition of Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I rise to inform members of my resignation as Speaker of the House of Commons. It has been my greatest honor as a parliamentarian to have been elected by you, my peers to serve as the Speaker of the House of Commons for the 43rd and 44th parliament,” Rota told the House of Commons.

On Friday, Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian Nazi veteran who fought in the ranks of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi SS during the Second World War, was given a standing ovation by the entire Canadian legislature. Hunka’s recognition happened as the Speaker of the House of Commons, Anthony Rota, was giving introductory remarks prior to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the Canadian parliament.

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Canadian parliament and prime minister give standing ovation to Ukrainian Nazi war criminal

Sep 25, 2023

On Friday, Canada’s entire Parliament and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a standing ovation to Yaroslav Hunka, a Ukrainian former member of Adolf Hitler’s Waffen SS, which played a leading role in the extermination of European Jewry between 1941 and 1945. Also joining in the thunderous applause was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was in the Parliament as an honored guest.

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This shocking public embrace of a Nazi war criminal and participant in the greatest crimes in human history has shed light on the Canadian government’s longstanding ties to the Nazis’ Ukrainian fascist collaborators and their political descendants, and, as well, the broader rehabilitation of fascism as part of the US-NATO war against Russia in Ukraine.

On Friday, House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota introduced Hunka, who was seated in the parliamentary gallery. He was described as a “veteran from the Second World War who fought for Ukrainian independence against the Russians and continues to support the troops today even at his age of 98.”

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Legendary Nazi Hunter: Canada Failed Miserably in Bringing Nazi Mass Murderers to Justice

Sep 26, 2023

A Ukrainian Waffen SS veteran has received a standing ovation in the Canadian Parliament. Dr. Efraim Zuroff, chief Nazi hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, explained to Sputnik how nations are whitewashing their history, distorting the Holocaust, and sweeping their crimes under the rug.

Ninety-eight-year-old Ukrainian Nazi veteran Yaroslav Hunka, who fought in the ranks of the Schutzstaffel’s (SS) 14th Waffen Grenadier Division, was enthusiastically hailed by Canadian lawmakers and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The incident triggered a wave of fierce criticism, prompting House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota to apologize for featuring a Nazi soldier in the Canadian legislature.

Sputnik reached out to Dr. Efraim Zuroff, a legendary Nazi hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the director of its Israel Office, to ask why the scandalous honoring of a Nazi became possible in a modern Western state.

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Ukrainian opposition demands parliament speaker’s resignation over pro-Hitler remarks

KIEV, September 6. /TASS/. The Opposition Bloc faction in Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has demanded public condemnation of speaker Andrei Parubiy’s remarks calling Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler “the torchbearer of democracy” and insists on his voluntary resignation, the party’s leader Yuri Boiko said speaking in parliament on Thursday.

“We insist on the public condemnation of the statement by the Verkhovna Rada speaker and asked all diplomatic missions, all governments not only to take note of it but also to publicly condemn the Ukrainian speaker’s remarks,” he said.

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