"This is a man who participated in an organization that attacked the Poles ... not only military personnel, but also civilians. In my opinion, such people should not participate in public life and, possibly, should be held accountable," RIA Novosti quoted the ambassador as saying, who said this in an interview with CTV.

Dzelski added that Hunka should be prosecuted for the actions of the SS unit to which he belonged.

98-year-old Jaroslav Hunka, a former fighter of the volunteer division "Galicia" of the SS troops, which was recruited from Ukrainian nationalists and not only fought with the Red Army, but also noted for atrocities against Jews, Poles, Belarusians and Slovaks, was invited to a meeting of the Canadian parliament in honor of the visit of Vladimir Zelensky.