The Canadian parliament accidently honored a Nazi soldier who fought with the Nazi in the second world war. The Ukrainian soldier, Yaroslav Hunka, was celebrated as a “Ukrainian Hero” by Canada’s House of Commons. The House Speaker Anthony Rota apologized when he realized that Hunka served in 14th Waffen-SS Grenadier Division, accused of killing jews.
The event took place on 22nd of September during the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Both the Canadian Prime Minister and Ukraine’s President could be seen clapping for the Nazi veteran. A Canadian house speaker apologized recently when reports emerged that the man actually served under Nazis.
Speaker Asked To Resign
After the embarrassing moment, civil society organizations asked the speaker to resign immediately. The story was first reported by Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a non-profit organization, aimed at eradicating antisemitism from Canadian society.