After the scandal with the invitation of the Ukrainian veteran of the SS “Galicia” division Yaroslav Hunku (Hunko) to parliament and the subsequent apology of the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada will not stop financially helping Ukraine, said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“But won’t he stop giving money to the state that raised Nazi collaborators to the rank of heroes?” wrote Zakharova in her Telegram channel in response to Trudeau’s apology.
During a speech in the House of Commons, Trudeau said that what happened was “shameful not only for parliamentarians, but for all of Canada.” At the same time, he apologized to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and the Ukrainian delegation “for the position in which they were placed.” “We stand firmly with Ukraine… and will continue to provide (it) with military, humanitarian, financial and diplomatic assistance,” clarified Trudeau.
On September 22, Liberal MP and Speaker of the House of Commons Anthony Rota invited Hunka to a meeting of the Canadian Parliament with the participation of Zelensky. He was introduced as a war hero and received applause. Rota later apologized “to every Holocaust survivor and World War II veteran.” It later became known that Rota would resign as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov named “sloppy” is the attitude towards the memory of the Second World War in Canada. He also stated that Canadian authorities have an obligation to extradite and bring Hunka to justice. The Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov also said on the social network X today that Moscow is studying the history of Hunka and may initiate a criminal case and a request for his extradition.