Russia has charged the Canadian-Ukrainian Nazi veteran with genocide on civilians during World War II. This is the same man who was applauded with a standing ovation by Canadian parliament last month, the 98-year old Yaroslav Hunka.
Russia announced that it had “documentary evidence in Russia’s State Archives and the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the SS Galicia division’s exact places of deployment and conduct during WWII.” They say that it shows that Hunka and his colleagues killed at least 500 citizens of the USSR, including Jews and Poles in a former village that is now in Lviv. Investigators say that the victims were shot and burned alive in residential buildings and churches. You would think that Canadian parliament might have found all this during a simple background check.
Russia has not gone as far as to issue an international arrest warrant or request extradition but Poland is reported to be considering doing so.