Condolences to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 2015-12-06 15:40:00 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.