In just three months after the US-Georgia war, Europe returned to normal relations with Russia and it was a huge mistake. This triggered a wave that led to the annexation of Crimea, - Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid told Evropeiskaia Pravda.
"Russia perceived this as the following: Ok, now they are talking against us, but this will be over in three months. And it was really over. Three months after the war with Georgia, Russia was negotiating a visa-free regime with the EU.
We realized our mistake in Europe and that was a lesson for us. We can no longer say now, "Ok, something bad happened in 2014, but let's move on." If we swallow Georgia, if we swallow Crimea, Russia will cross another red line," the Estonian President said.