Lithuanian foreign minister: Ukraine war caused by failure to learn lessons in Georgia

The war in Ukraine is a consequence of Europe having failed to draw lessons from the 2008 war in Georgia, when a normal dialogue with Russia was resumed less than two months after the fighting, Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says.
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