"The West and America, as well as some of our [Czech] "revolutionaries" are stupid when they think it is in our interests to destabilize Russia and create chaos there. It is enough that Ukraine is destabilized," Klaus told Prima TV channel.
The ex-president also assessed the current situation in the world as the biggest geopolitical fracture in the last quarter of a century and a return to the Cold War.
The former president gave his remarks amid the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, where a military operation was launched by Kiev in mid-April 2014 against independence supporters in Donetsk and Luhansk.
The tensions between Russia and the West have deteriorated as following Crimea’s reunification with Russia, the United States and its allies have introduced several rounds of sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis — claims repeatedly denied by Moscow. The restrictive measures target Russia’s defense, banking and energy sectors.