“Dear sisters and brothers, today in Armenia, in Artsakh and in all corners of Diaspora we bow our head before the memory of the thousands of victims of Spitak disastrous earthquake.
Also we recall minute by minute our emotions and consolidation in one of the saddest days of the Armenian people’s newest history for taking out of the ruins and also saving at least one more life in the tent hospitals. As a doctor I believe that everybody will link up the December 7 with the feeling of involuntary guilt for those who died and the joy felt for every life saved by us.
Spitak earthquake reminded the world shocking from political and other contradictions how fragile is the human life, and more than seven dozens of the states immediately responded our pain. And we will never forget the rescuers from Armenia and other states being in unequal struggle, whose courage and devotion erased the interracial and all borders. And we also remember with gratitude the doctors, who after many years of the earthquake made so much effort for rehabilitation of the health of people with disabilities, the psychologists working in the disaster area, the social workers, builders and people with other specialists.
Dear compatriots, the lessons of Spitak disaster earthquake involving hundreds of settlements of Shirak, Lori and Tavush are numerous. They made us cast completely with other glance the problems of seismicity, the creation of sub-structures, quick response to disasters and many and many other problems. Irrespective of the huge work done during the past thirty years for learning those lessons, today we should compare to see what we’ll do tomorrow, the next day in order to reinforce the resistance of Armenia and not let any natural or technogen disaster cause losses.
I bow again before the memory of Spitak earthquake victims, I express my sympathy to their relatives and friends and pay my respect to all those, who during those bitter days came to put medicine to our endless wounds from different sides of the world,” Ara Babloyan’s condolence message reads.