In Moldova, where I just travelled in 2019, a pro-EU candidate won the presidential election against a pro-Russian candidate.
There is a non-recognised pro-Russian state in the territory of Moldova. I had to take a bus that did not go through that area when I went to Ukraine.
Moldova is a border state between the EU and Russia, so besides the centrists who claim their own national identity, some citizens want to integrate into Romania to join the EU, and some citizens who are sympathetic to Russia.
[…] ¶The diaspora voted for keeping the pro EU candidate with the 1st chance of winning the presidency after losing in 2016. This represents a major swift in the region, the Republic of Moldova being sandwiched between east and west. […] Full text is here. Referenced from EU Reporter, 18 November, 2020