Washington - Sputnik. Stepanov said in a statement to "Sputnik", that "the embassy will take the appropriate official steps, and we will of course ask for clarification from the Canadian government."Stepanov added that he does not expect much about the reaction of the Canadian authorities, who have become "a den of Nazi criminals," as he described.Stepanov considered that what happened in the Canadian House of Commons was not a mistake, but rather the result of a policy of impunity.Earlier on Sunday, the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons, Anthony Rutta, apologized for inviting and honoring a Ukrainian nationalist. Ukrainian Nazi citizen Yaroslav Honka, introduced by the speaker of parliament as a veteran of the Russians during World War II, received a standing ovation on Friday during a ceremony organized by parliament to mark the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.Ruta said in a statement, "I later learned of additional information that made me regret my decision. I would first like to offer my sincere apologies to the Jewish communities in Canada and all over the world. Ruta noted that he alone made the decision to invite Honka to Parliament, and no one including the Ukrainian delegation was aware of the matter or who would be honored.For his part, Canadian opposition leader Pierre Poelever demanded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally apologize for inviting Honka to the Canadian House of Commons and honoring him.Boelliver said in a tweet on the site "X" (formerly Twitter), and Boelliver confirmed that the Office of the Canadian Prime Minister was responsible for selecting Diouf The ceremony, organized on the occasion of Zelensky's visit to Canada, and none of the deputies could learn about the "dark past" of Jaroslav Honka.Honka was later identified as a member of the fourteenth volunteer division of the SS units of the German Nazi Party, which was not only fighting the Red Army in Russia, but also notorious for committing atrocities against Jews, Poles, Belarusians and Slovaks.
Ambassador: Russia sends a note to Canada on the incident honoring a Ukrainian Nazi element in the Canadian Parliament
Highlights: Ambassador: Russia sends a note to Canada on the incident honoring a Ukrainian Nazi element in the Canadian Parliament. Yaroslav Honka, introduced by the speaker of parliament as a veteran of the Russians during World War II, received a standing ovation on Friday. Honka was later identified as a member of the fourteenth volunteer division of the SS units of the German Nazi Party. The ceremony, organized on the occasion of Vladimir Zelensky's visit to Canada, was organized by parliament.
Russian Ambassador to Canada, Oleg Stepanov, said on Monday that he will send a memorandum to the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian Prime Minister's Office, requesting clarification on the invitation and honoring of a former Ukrainian nationalist element in the German Nazi SS units in the House of Commons...