Jewish advocacy groups are demanding an apology and explanation after members of parliament gave a standing ovation to a Ukrainian veteran who served in a Nazi military unit during the Second World War.

On Friday, MPs applauded when Yaroslav Hunka was recognized in the House of Commons during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to Parliament. Hunka fought with the First Ukrainian Division, formerly the 14th SS Division Galicia, a Nazi unit made of Ukrainian soldiers.

Speaker of the House Anthony Rota rose after Zelenskyy’s address to Parliament to recognize Hunka.

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