How the officer corps in these countries go along with this is beyond me?
Moreover, here is a country of Czech in the heart of Europe with about 10 million people. It has the EU/Germany/France clamoring all over it while the Russian government and mobsters are strongly embedded since WWII.
Klaus has been accused of being Putin's man in Czech. I do not know if he is. Nevertheless it is a very difficult situation to be in, especially for a land-locked country striving to manage its independence. What would anyone do in this situation?
But if Ron Paul went to visit him in Czech than Klaus does have some good standing imo.