Canadian Liberals - Honoring Waffen-SS veteran
Canadian parliament applauds Nazi Waffen SS veteran.
The 1st Galician Division, formed from Ukrainian volunteers during WWII, is blamed for multiple atrocities against Poles.
Ukraine’s president and Canada’s prime minister greeted a former member of the infamous SS 1st Galician Division, which fought for the Nazis in World War II, as they attended a parliament session in Ottawa, according to images shared by the Associated Press.
One of the photos, taken in the House of Commons on Friday, showed a smiling Vladimir Zelensky clenching his fist and Justin Trudeau offering applause to somebody outside the image.
AP’s caption explained that the two leaders “recognize Yaroslav Hunka, who was in attendance and fought with the First Ukrainian Division in World War II before later immigrating to Canada.”
What the news agency described as “the First Ukrainian Division” was in fact the 14th Waffen
Grenadier Division of the SS, also known as the 1st Galician Division.