Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Canadian Parliament, resigned after inviting a Nazi soldier to Parliament and honouring him, claiming to be a Ukrainian war hero who joined a Nazi army battalion and fought against the Russian army in the Second World War.
The speaker, 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka, was invited to Parliament by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when he came to address the Canadian Parliament House of Representatives.
Speaker Anthony Rota introduced Yuroslav Hunka as a war hero who bravely fought against Russia. After that, not only the leader of the speech, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other ministers, but also the President of Ukraine, who was present at the Parliament as an invited guest, rose from their seats and proceeded to honour Yaroslav Hunka.
It was later revealed that Yaroslav Hunka was not a war hero who fought against Russia, but a soldier who contributed to the Nazi holocaust. Yaroslav Hunka was a member of Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler’s military team. As soon as this was discovered, the Speaker also apologized. After that, he decided to resign from the post of speaker.
Commenting on this incident, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was a disgrace to the country. Prime Minister Trudeau has said it is a shame for all of Canada to honour a World War II Nazi soldier as a war hero. (Reuters)
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