The Armenian –Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict that rages on for the last more than 25 years remains a flash point in Trans-Caucasian region. Soon after collapse of the USSR Armenia started open aggression against Azerbaijan that was resulted withoccupation of 20% of Azerbaijani lands, including Nagorno-Karabakh and 7 adjacent districts. As a result of Armenia’s aggression, accompanied by the notorious practice of ethnic cleansing, around 750,000 Azerbaijani civilians were forced to flee for their lives from these territories.
On December 7, 1988 Spitak earthquake in Armenia, known as catastrophic day, in fact, Leninkan subjected the most damages . The distressing day, I have witnessed myself, with a 200 thousand population Armenia’s 2nd largest city Leninkan streets resembled actual ruins. According to official data, half of 24000 people the earthquake killed were from this town. Within a short period of time, at that time’s whole world came to the aid so, earthquake zone was turned to construction center. With the command of Soviet Union, Ukraine was assigned with the task of eliminating the damage of the earthquake. Chief of Staff, located in the city of Spitak was led by current President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.