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Scotland | Scottish Parliament welcomes founder of Ukrainian neonazi party

by Conrad Landin

SCOTTISH politicians gave a round of applause to the founder of a Ukrainian neonazi party today, prompting calls for a review of parliamentary vetting processes.

Andriy Parubiy, who co-founded the neonazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) in 1991, was welcomed to Holyrood in his role as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.

Scotland | Far-right ‘fascist’ politician welcomed into Holyrood as guest of honour

by Andy Philip
Andriy Parubiy was at the Scottish Parliament during First Minister’s Questions yesterday, a regular spot for visiting foreign dignitaries.

MSPs were invited to applaud a Ukrainian politician who founded a “fascist” far-right party.

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