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Putin says West’s sanctions on Russians like ‘pogroms’

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President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday compared the avalanche of Western sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine conflict to anti-Semitic violence by fascists.

“The West dropped its mask of civility and began to act belligerently. It begs a comparison to the anti-Semitic pogroms” of Nazis, Putin said at a government meeting broadcast on national television.

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