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Russia continues to exploit the ovation given to an ex-Nazi in Parliament

Patrick Doyle The Canadian Press Yaroslav Hunka, former soldier in a Ukrainian Nazi unit, said received a standing ovation in the House of Commons on September 22.

The Ukrainian ex-Nazi fighter, honored in the Canadian Parliament last month, is being prosecuted in Russia for “genocide” against civilians in Ukraine during the Second World War, the Russian investigative committee announced Friday.

Yaroslav Hunka, 98, was charged in absentia, the committee said, adding that it had requested Canada's help in this investigation.

Accused of having fought in the SS, he was applauded in September by Canadian parliamentarians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, of Jewish faith, who were unaware of his past.

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