In the winter of 2022, Russia invaded their neighboring nation of Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Since the conflict began, blood has been increasingly shed, with over half a million casualties having been incurred in the conflict since its commencement in both civilian and military terms. Major cities have been shelled and bombed, and unfortunate citizens have been caught in the crossfire. In the western world, politicians in many nations have been eager to send military aid to the nation in the form of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds or in military equipment itself. In the United States, billions and billions of dollars has been sent by congress and the Biden administration to the Ukraine. Unfortunately, while many Americans do not support continuous government spending while 60% of citizens are living paycheck to paycheck and the nation plunges deeper into tens of trillions of dollars in debt, politicians and the ruling elitists of the west remain committed to feeding the conflict.
In Canada, a mistake of historic proportions was made in parliament. In late September, the leader of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered yet another address to the House of Commons. The Canadian speaker of the house Anthony Rota invited Yaroslav Hunka to the chamber, introducing him as a “war hero” who served in the “1st Ukrainian Division” during World War Two against the Soviets. Apparently, Rota either has no historical intellect or knowledge, or simply did not vet or do any research regarding Hunka or the military unit.
The 1st Ukrainian division served under Nazi Germany and was an elite SS unit which was involved in the Holocaust while also fighting the Russians on the eastern front. Rota resigned from the speakership following this debacle. Additionally, it recently came to light that another individual who served under the same Waffen-SS was awarded the Order of Canada in 1987. The prime minister Justin Trudeau has assumed no responsibility for the events.