Ukraine officially became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. People have lived there, however, for thousands of years. The people of Ukraine are proud of their culture and what they have created.
According to Candace Owens, though, the area is just occupied by Russian people. And for that reason, she claims, Vladimir Putin isn’t committing genocide.
During a segment on her Tuesday night show, Owens claimed, “Wow, ‘genocidal colonization’ is interesting. Again, going back to my point about people being stupid, you know – he’s not trying to commit a genocide of the Ukrainians. That obviously makes no sense because there’s very – there is no difference, ethnically, between Ukrainians and Russians, obviously. Ukraine wasn’t a thing until 1989. Ukraine was created by the Russians.”
The Conservative pundit continued:
“It was, you know, they speak Russian. So, it’s absolutely ridiculous. And, again, this entire episode has been exposing to you how ignorant people are about the goals of Vladimir Putin. He has goals. The goal is not just to get rid of Ukrainians. That makes entirely no sense. It would not be helpful for him.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Daily Wire:
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