The World Forum - May 27th, 2024

"IT IS FOOLISH AND WRONG TO MOURN THE MEN WHO HAVE DIED. RATHER WE SHOULD THANK GOD THAT SUCH MEN LIVED.  George S. Patton Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway.  Chae Richardson    Just listen to Ronald Reagan's speech in the video and it is all I need to say on this day. Remember that this is a day to honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, and I pray we don't let it slip out of our hands by giving America to the Communistic Left. I know Canadians have a separate day of "Remembrance" but they can also share in this day because they fought and died shoulder to shoulder with the Americans for the same principles. Guys, Please Kindly  ❤️   Recommend  

What’s been the global reaction to Canada’s Nazi controversy? One country started a disinformation campaign

 By Mark Ramzy Staff Reporter

OTTAWA—A standing ovation during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to Canada’s Parliament for a veteran who turned out to have fought alongside the Nazis has sent ripples across the globe, and seen the launch of a disinformation campaign in Russia.

Opposition leaders and MPs have called the controversy an international embarrassment for Canada, with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take responsibility.

The incident has sparked global attention, with Russia using it in its anti-Ukraine disinformation campaigns. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the winter of 2022, President Vladimir Putin has tried to justify it as an operation to “de-Nazify” the country.

House Speaker Anthony Rota resigned on Tuesday after he invited Yaroslav Hunka, 98, to be honoured by all parliamentarians during a visit by Zelenskyy on Friday as a “Ukrainian and Canadian hero” for fighting for Ukrainian independence from Russia in the Second World War. Hunka had, in fact, served in the SS 14th Waffen Division, a unit under Nazi command.

Zelenskyy’s visit was intended to promote support for Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. Instead, Singh said, the incident could harm the war efforts.

In response, Russian officials were quick to portray Canada as supporting a veteran who fought with the Nazis, despite MPs roundly rejecting the honouring of Hunka once his background became known.

“Citizens of this country must once again think about who their leaders glorify and what kind of junta they support in Ukraine,” the Russian embassy in Canada wrote in a statement posted on social media.