Analyst: Russia Seeks to Benefit from Polarized Europe

December 06, 2016 12:58 AM
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation after suffering a defeat in a constitutional referendum. The rejection of his pro-EU policies followed a similar hit taken by pro-European forces in Britain. Austrian voters, on the other hand, opted for a left-leaning president in the final ballot Sunday. Bulgaria last month elected a socialist leader, considered to be close to Russia. VOA's Zlatica Hoke discussed the meaning of recent developments with U.S. analyst Peter Eltsov.