At the start of the proceedings, the defence put forward a motion to conduct the deportation proceedings against the former death squad member in private, barring members of the media and public from observing the proceedings.
Oberlander, 96, has been embroiled in a legal battle
with the Canadian government since 1995, when the authorities launched a procedure to strip the Ukrainian-born ex-SS member of his citizenship since he had failed to disclose his links to death squads.
In 2017, Oberlander was stripped of his citizenship for the fourth and final time, and later the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that he can't appeal the decision.
According to Russian investigators, the ex-Nazi, who served as interpreter for the Sonderkommando SS-10A death squad, was complicit in a World War II massacre of 27,000 civilians,
including orphaned children, in the Rostov region.