If anything it should have been harsher and when the Putin regime did destabilize Georgia.
Georgia is a done deal. Everyone de-facto accepted Saakashvili as the aggressor in that case, and Russian response as legitimate. I'll remind you again, this was the response to military attack on Russian peacekeepers who were there based on U.N. sanction, and upon agreement of Georgia itself. Saakashvili got his assessment from Georgian - he was kicked out of the country and deprived of its citizenship.
They have no support from Russian state media, that is the propaganda channel of the Putin regime. If you mean by Pro-western: a pro-democratic, pro-fair, pro-rule of law and anti-corruption, anti-autocratic and anti-war-like mentality than ok, it is a pro-western stand.
Let me tell you what "pro-Western" is being associated with outside of the West: it's support of law violations, internal affairs meddling, support of armed coups, covering up war crimes - all under "pro-freedom" and "anti-corruption" rhethoric. Destroying economy (via "institutions" like IMF mostly) is also worth noting.
That is indeed the most unfortunate consequence, but what to do, have no criticism on the Putin regime at all? Just let him destabilize other countries, invade and annex them at will, shoot down airliners and say nothing?
So what now - meddle with internal affairs? Call to violate the law? Support armed coups?
Now let's imagine what if Russian liberal idiots who yell "we are the power here!" actually do attempt to capture, say, Kremlin President's residency and some other, just as big idiot in Dutch embassy (or even Dutch Foreign Affairs Dept.) tweets something like "Yes! I admire! let's fight this regime!"? Do you understand what will this be, and what's next in stock? Dutch diplomacy (as is most European) is far from wise and is perfectly capable for such stupidity. Well, this then will be a state-sponsored coup attempt, a casus belli - something to which military response is possible. Let me remind you Russian nuclear doctrine - "nuclear arms can be engaged if the very existence of Russian state is under threat" (which is precisely the case with an armed coup). And it very well may be that there will be nobody left to bring an apology the next morning, and that idiot will be called into Russian MFA to be said "please feel free to stay here now, your country is no more as of 6AM this morning".
So you can criticize, but together with that if you are not sure your diplomatic stuff know their limits, better don't.