Made up of volunteers, many were admirers of Stepan Bandera (1909–1959), a collaborator of the Ukrainian Nazis during World War II, or viewed the Nazis as useful allies in their attempt to gain autonomy from Moscow. This division has been accused of committing several war crimes.
The event led the press, activists and world leaders to demand a formal apology from the Canadian Prime Minister, who was present at the session and also applauded the Nazi soldier, alongside Ukrainian President Zelensky, who was in Canada to seek support in the midst of the war against Russia.
Amid retaliation from world leaders and rejection from the United Nations, Canadian Parliament Speaker Anthony Rota announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Western support for kyiv
The French politician was not the first to question the intense military support that Western countries have provided to Ukraine since the start of the conflict in February 2022.
Rejection also came from Poland’s ambassador to Canada, Witold Dzielski, who said on social media that “Poland, Ukraine’s best ally, will never agree to restrain such villains.” [em referência a Hunka]”.
“As the Polish Embassy in Canada, I expect an apology,” Dzielski concluded.
The ambassador’s statement comes days after the Polish state, through Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, announced the end of arms deliveries to Ukraine. According to the leader, the justification for this action is Poland’s focus on its own defense.
The Polish announcement follows other Western admissions of the unsustainable nature of the resulting arms deliveries to Zelensky. Last Monday (09/25), German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock publicly admitted that her country had repeatedly sent obsolete or barely functional military equipment.
A similar situation is occurring with Bulgaria’s most recent decision, which approved the donation of unused faulty missiles by the country so that Kiev can use them if they are able to carry out repairs.
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