Posted: 26.09.2023 10:00:00

Belarus’ Foreign Ministry called for international legal and moral assessment of Nazi invitation to Canadian Parliament

The Foreign Ministry of Belarus has reacted to the invitation of a Nazi of Ukrainian origin to the Canadian Parliament

The Foreign Ministry’s press service commented, “People in Belarus, where every third resident died during WWII, are outraged and deeply offended by the footage honouring a veteran of the SS Galicia Division in the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament.

We are convinced that such a cynical attitude to the memory of thousands of innocent victims of Nazism is not a random incident, as the organisers of this show are trying to present it now.

This is a kind of quintessence of the long-term consistent policy of the authorities of Canada and a number of countries of the collective West to conceal and whitewash Nazi criminals, deliberately conniving at attempts to rewrite history.

Against this background, it is not surprising that all requests of Minsk to the Canadian authorities for assistance in the investigation of the criminal case on the genocide of the population of Belarus during the Great Patriotic War and the post-war period are neglected.

Suffice it to recall another Nazi criminal of Ukrainian origin: the infamous executioner of Khatyn, Vladimir Katryuk, who lived in Canada for more than 60 years and was not justly punished for his actions, since the Canadian authorities refused to extradite him.

We demand that international and public organisations, associations and foundations in memory of the victims of World War II give a proper legal and moral assessment of this incident.

We are waiting for an official apology from the Canadian leadership.”