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Russia seeks extradition of Ukrainian SS member celebrated in Canadian parliament

Russia is demanding the extradition of a Ukrainian citizen from Canada due to his past service to the German SS.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered on Wednesday for law enforcement agencies to begin looking into the extradition of Yaroslav Hunka, 98, from Canada on charges related to his service to Nazi Germany.

“Hunka must be held fully accountable for his bloody crimes,” said Shoigu. “Such crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations.”

“The harboring of this Nazi criminal […] who has the blood of hundreds if not thousands of our citizens on his hands, cannot be justified for any reason,” Shoigu said of Hunka.

The demand is unlikely to be recognized, but serves to reassert Russian war narratives — Kremlin officials have used Nazi Germany’s historic occupation of Ukraine as justification for its ongoing invasion since 2022.

Fox News Digital’s Emma Colton and Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at timothy.nerozzi@fox.com

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