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Top Canadian Lawmaker Apologizes for Nazi Soldier Standing Ovation at House Session with Zelensky

HeadlineSep 25, 2023

Canada’s House Speaker Anthony Rota has apologized for leading a standing ovation for a 98-year-old Ukrainian veteran who fought alongside Nazis. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was at the Canadian Parliament to deliver an address to lawmakers, joined in on the applause, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It’s not clear if Zelensky, who is Jewish, knew that Yaroslav Hunka was a member of SS Galichina, which was found to be responsible in the persecution and extermination of Jews during the Nuremberg trials. Zelensky has previously spoken out against the Nazi unit.

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