President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid believes that three years after the Russia-Georgia war, restoration of normal relations with Russia on part of Europe led to the annexation of Crimea.
“This caused an avalanche and the annexation of Crimea. Russia received the ground to think: All right, now they are saying something against us but this will stop after 3 months and this happened so. Three years after the war with Georgia, Russia was leading negotiations about visa-free travel with the European Union,” Kersti Kaljulaid said in an interview with the Ukrainian media.
According to the President of Estonia, Europe has learned the lesson. “If we swallowed Georgia and Crimea, there will be the next Red Line to be crossed by Russia,” she said and added that there were no grounds to lessen sanctions imposed against Russia at this stage. “Crimea remains occupied. The war continues,” Kaljulaid said.