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Ukrainian Nazi Commander Reportedly Living In Minnesota


A report says a Ukrainian man who allegedly served as a commander of a Nazi military unit in World War II has been found living in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

The Associated Press says its investigation found that 94-year-old Michael Karkoc served as a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion, a Nazi SS-led military unit.

The unit is accused of wartime atrocities, including the burning of villages where women and children were living.

The report says there is no record showing that Karkoc had a direct role in war crimes.

But it says records indicate that Karkoc lied about his military past when he immigrated to the United States.

Karkoc's family has denounced the report as a defamation, saying Karkoc "was never a Nazi."

Based on reporting by AP
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