President: Moldova will defy Russian pressure, stay pro-West


              FILE- Moldova's President Maia Sandu, then leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, speaks to people during an electoral meeting in Loganesti, Moldova, Feb. 22, 2019. Moldovan president Maia Sandu pledged, during a speech at Romania's parliament in Bucharest, Tuesday, Nov.1, 2022, to keep her country on the pro-European course and a firm supporter of Ukraine despite struggling under pressure of Russia's energy and political "blackmail."(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
            
              FILE-  Moldova's President Maia Sandu, then leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, speaks to people during an electoral meeting in Loganesti, Moldova, Feb. 22, 2019. Moldovan president Maia Sandu pledged, during a speech at Romania's parliament in Bucharest, Tuesday, Nov.1, 2022, to keep her country on the pro-European course and a firm supporter of Ukraine despite struggling under pressure of Russia's energy and political "blackmail."(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
            
              FILE- Moldova's President Maia Sandu, then leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, speaks to people during an electoral meeting in Loganesti, Moldova, Feb. 22, 2019. Moldovan president Maia Sandu pledged, during a speech at Romania's parliament in Bucharest, Tuesday, Nov.1, 2022, to keep her country on the pro-European course and a firm supporter of Ukraine despite struggling under pressure of Russia's energy and political "blackmail."(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
President: Moldova will defy Russian pressure, stay pro-West