The Chechens are ready to wage a war with the Azerbaijanis against the Armenians in Karabakh, said Chechen Human Rights Leader Mairbek Taramov in an interview in the Echo newspaper. 'When considering the current mood of the Chechen people, I know that in case of any confrontation, they will be a vanguard in the struggle for the independence of Azerbaijan. The Chechens are ready to wage war for Nagorny Karabakh. And Russia understands that. It is impossible to believe one word of the Russian delegation. Today (Russian Security Council Secretary Vladimir) Rushailo says one thing, and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin discusses completely different questions with the Armenians in Russia,' he said. During the Nagorny Karabakh war, Chechen mercenaries took part in battles on the side of the Azerbaijani army.