Europe can have Kosovo, but Georgia (perhaps South Ossetia is the start) is the price...I don't usually comment on issues outside the Arab world but I smiled when I read the Georgian president's appeal:
Russia is fighting a war with us in our own territory. It's not about Georgia any more. It's about America, its values. We are a freedom-loving nation that is right now under attack.
To quote from everyones favourite gangster film "Don't ever take sides against the family again."