Baltic Meltdown Avoided?

Just arrived in my inbox, a link to this IMF article, containing the following paragraph:

Meltdown avoided

It is too early to pass final judgment on the success of the Baltic strategy. Adjustment is still far from complete, and the current problems in the eurozone may yet complicate recovery. What is clear, however, is that the most dire predictions have not come true. Despite an unprecedented economic downturn―cumulatively, GDP has shrunk by about a quarter―devaluation and banking crises have been avoided.

So they’ve lost quarter of their GDP but a meltdown was avoided? I guess this shows that the definition of a meltdown is in the eye of the beholder.