The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
A scandal continues in the world related to the tribute in the Canadian Parliament to Yaroslav Hunka, 98, who fought in the SS punitive detachment “Galicia” during the Second World War. The resignation of the President of the Canadian Parliament, Anthony Roth, was not enough to calm public opinion and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to personally apologize. It is true that he did it in a very strange way.
Trudeau began by declaring an “unconditional apology to all Canadians, Jews and Ukrainians for what happened on Friday.” However, Trudeau later placed all the blame for what happened on one person.
– The speaker is solely responsible for inviting and honoring this person. He has now fully admitted his guilt and has resigned. It was a mistake that deeply humiliated us all. “All of us in that building are sorry that we stood up and applauded, even though we did so without knowing the full context,” Trudeau said.
September 22. Zelensky and Trudeau greet “independence fighter” Yaroslav Hunka, 98, in the meeting room of the Canadian Parliament. Later it turned out that he fought as part of the 14th SS Division “Galicia”.
The Canadian prime minister then began reading a long list of those who were “hurt by this monstrous mistake.” Among them there was a place for Poles, Gypsies, people with disabilities, people of unconventional orientation, victims of racism and other victims of the Nazis. The only ones who did not name Trudeau were the Russians (and, more broadly, the Soviets), who suffered more than others from Nazi crimes.
Instead, the Canadian politician continued to persistently blame Russia for allegedly “inflating” the incident.
“It is terrible to think that Russia will use this terrible mistake for propaganda purposes,” Trudeau said with mock pity.
Can Justin Trudeau clear his conscience with such a false apology? Hardly. Judging by the number of people he, by his own admission, offended, only a complete withdrawal from politics and atonement for his sins in some monastery will return him to the ranks of honest people. To which, however, he never belonged.