The Russian satellite state of Chechnya has threatened to supply weapons to Mexican rebels to aid a conflict against the United States, in a move that has been quickly quashed by the Russian Kremlin.
Dukuvakha Abdurakhmanov, the speaker for the Chechen parliament, reacted angrily this week to the U.S. Congress which on Monday agreed to a non-binding resolution that called on U.S. President Barack Obama to supply lethal aid to Ukraine.
Abdurakhmanov said that the U.S. had no right to urge Russia to behave in a certain way to its near neighbors and questioned the legal status of territories like California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.
In a published statement on the legislature's website Tuesday, he said that Chechnya would begin the delivery of new weapons to Mexico and mentioned the arming of "Guerrillas" in the region. He urged the U.S. Congress to abandon their "imperialist ideas of grandeur."