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Condolences to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

December 6, 2015

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in connection with numerous casualties following a fire on an oil platform.

The message reads, in part:

“Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of life in the Günesli oil platform fire.

I ask you to convey my sincere sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.”

According to preliminary reports, the fire resulted from a gas line fault. Two people were killed as a result of the accident and fire on the offshore oil platform. The search is in progress for 29 people who are still missing and 32 oilmen have been rescued.

December 6, 2015