Europe Should Have Listened to the Baltic States on Russia

Europe Should Have Listened to the Baltic States on Russia
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas delivers a speech during a debate on the EU’s role following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 9, 2022 (AP photo by Pascal Bastien).

It is not polite, as Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas put it in June, to say, “I told you so.” But the West had a “Russia problem” long before it had a “Putin problem.” The Baltic states warned Europe and the rest of the world about this. The world didn’t listen. And Ukrainians have paid a horrible price as a result.

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