His Excellency Mr. llham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Dear Ilham Heydarovich,
We were shocked by the news of tragic events on a platform in Gunashli oil field.
Let us offer our deepest condolences to you and the whole people of the Republic of Azerbaijan. We share grief of the bereaved families and wish them patience. This is not a loss just for the families and loved ones of those who died, this is an irreplaceable loss for each of us. At this difficult time, we Russians also stand in solidarity with our Azerbaijani friends. We hope that that those injured will make the swiftest possible recovery.
Sincerely on behalf of the staff of Russian-Azerbaijani Friendship Center,
Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, head of Russian-Azerbaijani Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group