"I belong to the minority of politicians, journalists and intellectuals, who believe that the pressure came from the West. From this point of view, Russia is not guilty. Russian actions were, in my opinion, a reaction, a forced move," he said.
According to Klaus, it was the US, who provoked the Ukrainian conflict by financing the Maidan's organization through NGOs. The fact that Maidan lasted so long was not only due to the popularity of the movement, but mostly because it was organized by the West, he notes.
Czech ex-president sees no exit from the Ukrainian crisis. Klaus critized Ukrainian authorities because they have not initiated any essential negotiations and are seeking to resolve the conflict by force, including foreign one.
The politician emphasized that Ukraine has always been a "fragile and divided country." Former Czech leader doesn't believe Ukraine will remain being an integral country after "all those victims and destruction."