Prague - First post-communist Czechoslovakian president Václav Havel wrote a letter addressed the European Union.
It was published in British broadsheet newspaper Guardian on Tuesday and signed by several intellectual celebrities, such as French thinker Bernard-Henri Lévy, Otto de Habsbourg, Daniel Cohn Bendit, Timothy Garton Ash.
In the letter Havel is posing a question whether Europe has learned a proper lesson from history, as it prepares to celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall and the iron curtain in 1989.
"Twenty years after the emancipation of half of the continent, a new wall is being built in Europe - this time across the sovereign territory of Georgia," the letter says, urging the EU to "define a proactive strategy to help Georgia peacefully regain its territorial integrity and obtain the withdrawal of Russian forces illegally stationed on Georgian soil".
Havel and the letter signatories are also warning against letting any sort of force change borders of a small country.