Is the propaganda working yet? Do you believe the West is really the good guy here? Ukraine and Russia continually point the finger and accuse the other of supporting Nazis. Well, jet-setting Zelensky recently visited Canada’s Parliament where they invited a literal former Nazi from World War II to speak. Yaroslav Hunka, former 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, received a standing ovation.
The 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS was a voluntary division composed of Ukrainians. Hunka retired to Canada after the war and was never punished for his crimes. Trudeau thought it would be a good idea for him to visit Ottawa and speak on Ukraine and Canada’s cooperation during wartime. Trudeau is making House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota take the heat for inviting Hunka. “I wish to make clear that no one, including fellow parliamentarians and the Ukraine delegation, was aware of my intention or of my remarks before I delivered them,” Rota said, although he previously called the Nazi volunteer “a Ukrainian hero and a Canadian hero.”
Jewish rights groups are not accepting the apology. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) said they were shocked to see the Canadian government celebrating the Nazis. “There should be no confusion that this unit was responsible for the mass murder of innocent civilians with a level of brutality and malice that is unimaginable,” the group stated. Trudeau has not personally apologized. Poilievre took to X to explain that Trudeau played a direct role in this embarrassing situation: “No parliamentarians (other than Justin Trudeau) had the opportunity to vet this individual’s past before he was introduced and honoured on the floor of the House of Commons. Without warning or context, it was impossible for any parliamentarian in the room (other than Mr. Trudeau) to know of this dark past.”
The modern-day Nazis continue to support Ukraine. Zelensky has already received $6.7 billion from Canada and is ready to pocket more. So, you decide if the West is still the “good guy” in this growing conflict.