Candace Owens: “Ukraine wasn't a thing until 1989. Ukraine was created by the Russians” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 03/16/22 10:12 AM EDT Video file Citation From the March 15, 2022, edition of The Daily Wire's Candace CANDACE OWENS (HOST): 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. 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. Click here to read more about Kremlin propaganda regarding Ukraine’s history as a sovereign state.