Nazi Collaborator Celebrated in Canadian Parliament. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the speaker to resign

More and more politicians are calling for the resignation of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, Anthony Rota, after the ovation given in parliament to a Ukrainian who served in the Galizien SS.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, his wife Olena and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau applauded in the Canadian parliament SS Galizien veteran Yaroslav Hunka, who was described by Parliament Speaker Anthony Rota as a “Ukrainian and Canadian hero” who fought against the Soviets during World War II moisture .

Canada’s Foreign Minister calls on Rota to resign

The intervention was initiated by Jewish circles, as well as by the Polish ambassador to Canada, Witold Dzielski. Ultimately, the Speaker of Canada’s Parliament expressed regret and apologized for honoring the Nazi collaborator, stating that he took “full responsibility” for what happened.

The scandal is widely reported in Poland, but the case does not end in Canada. Anthony Rota is being called on to resign by successive opposition politicians.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also called on him to resign. On Tuesday, Mélanie Joly spoke to Canadian journalists about this issue.

“What happened on Friday is completely unacceptable … It was a disgrace to the House of Representatives and Canadians, and I believe the Speaker should listen to the members of the House of Representatives and resign,” she said.

Ukrainian volunteers in the SS Galizien

Let us not forget that the 14th Grenadier Division, the so-called The SS Galizien or “Hałyczyna” division was a collaborationist unit of the criminal Waffen-SS formation, composed of Ukrainian volunteers from Galicia. Major General Fritz Freitag became the commander of the SS Galizien, and Major Wolf Heike became the chief of staff.

The Germans established this formation in Lviv in 1943 to fill the personnel shortage. This was an element of competition with the Wehrmacht: foreign SS battalions allowed their chief, Heinrich Himmler, to expand the Waffen-SS beyond the borders set by the army.

From a few volunteers for the SS Galizien, the Germans created Galician police regiments, which, among other things, took part in the mass murders of the Polish population during the Second World War. These units committed numerous crimes in eastern Lesser Poland and the Lublin region in 1944, including in Huta Pieniacka. The research into this is carried out by the Institute of National Remembrance.

Source: Do Rzeczy