Polen og de tre baltiske statene reagerte som på refleks: De sendte ut en felles erklæring som uttrykker dyp bekymring for russisk imperialisme og revansjisme.

After fighting broke out last week in Georgia’s breakaway province of South Ossetia, the presidents of Poland and the three Baltic states issued a joint statement calling Russia’s policy «imperialist and revisionist.» They also called on NATO and the European Union to stand up to Moscow.

«We, the leaders of once-captive nations of Eastern Europe, and now EU and NATO members — Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland — express a deep concern over the Russian Federation’s actions toward Georgia,» the statement said.

Eastern Europe anxious as Russia attacks Georgia