Victories of pro-Russian candidates in presidential elections in Moldova and Bulgaria will make it more difficult for Lithuania to find allies on many issues on the European Union's (EU) agenda, Lithuanian political scientist Linas Kojala says.
Rumen Radev Bulgaria's President - elect
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