US President Donald Trump touches Klaus Iohannis, Romania's president, as they walk in to the White House together. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump woos leaders of former Soviet states at expense of traditional allies

  • The US president has shown a proclivity for meeting with Central and Eastern European leaders, who some say appeal to ‘his more illiberal instincts’
  • The region offers the potential for new trade, energy and military arrangements that can sometimes circumvent western Europe
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US President Donald Trump touches Klaus Iohannis, Romania's president, as they walk in to the White House together. Photo: Bloomberg
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