If the United States arms Ukraine, Chechnya will send arms to Mexico, the speaker of Chechnya’s parliament announced earlier this week. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has the details:
Chechen Parliament Speaker Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov said the arms would be aimed at reigniting U.S.-Mexican disputes over “territories annexed by the United States in the American states of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and part of Wyoming.”
“We will perceive arms shipments to Ukraine as a signal to respond in kind,” Abdurakhmanov said in a March 24 statement posted on the Chechen parliament’s website.
President Obama, who is facing mounting bipartisan pressure in Congress to arm Ukraine, need not worry about a Mexican revolution, at least as far as Russia is concerned: Russian officials reportedly said no such plan was in fact being considered.