Putin says Ukraine protests are 'more of a pogrom than revolution'

Russian president Vladimir Putin blamed outside actors for mass protests in Keiv, which he said amounted to an attempt to unsettle Ukraine's legitimate rulers.
"This reminds me more of a pogrom than a revolution," Putin told reporters on a visit to Armenia.
Protests broke out over the weekend, with as many as 350,000 seeking to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.
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