The boss of the Russian oil giant Lukoil falls from the 6th floor and dies | War in Ukraine

Boss of Russian oil giant Lukoil falls from 6th floor and dies | War in Ukraine

Chairman of the board of directors of the oil company Lukoil Ravil Maganov at an award ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow in 2019

Ravil Maganov, head of Russian oil giant Lukoil, died after falling from a hospital window, state news agencies RIA, Novosti and TASS report. The company had earlier announced that Mr Maganov had died after a “long illness”. Lukoil is one of the few companies to have publicly called for an end to the invasion of Ukraine.

The incident happened around 7 a.m. Moscow time at the Central Clinical Hospital […]. The man fell from the sixth floor window and died from his injuries, a source told TASS.

The same source said claimed that Ravil Maganov committed suicide by defending himself after being admitted to hospital with heart problems. He was taking antidepressants, she said.

When asked to comment on Mr. Maganov's death, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov flatly refused, saying that this issue did not concern the Russian presidency.

In March, Lukoil's Board of Directors expressed its deepest concern over the tragic events in Ukraine, calling for the earliest possible end to the armed conflict.

Lukoil produces over 2% of the world's crude oil and employs over 100,000 people.

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At least five prominent Russian businessmen are believed to have committed suicide since the end of January.

Shulman, 60, was the head of the transport department at Gazprom Invest. His body was found on January 30 in the bathroom of a country house in Vyborg.

Alexander Tyulakov, a 61-year-old Gazprom executive, was found dead in the garage of his St. Petersburg home on February 25 the day after Russia invaded Ukraine. Neither Gazprom nor the region's investigative committee has made a public statement about the death, which the Novaya Gazeta newspaper described as an apparent suicide.

< p class="e-p">Mikhail Watford, 66, of Ukrainian descent, was found dead at a property in southeast England on February 28, local media reported. Surrey Police said they did not consider his death suspicious.

Vladislav Avayev, 51, former vice president of Gazprombank, was found dead in a Moscow apartment with the bodies of his wife and daughter on April 18, according to Russian media. Quoting investigators, the newspaper Kommersant evoked the thesis of a double murder followed by a suicide.

April 19, Sergei Protosenya, 55 years old , a former senior executive of Novatek, Russia's largest natural gas liquefaction company, was found dead with his wife and daughter in a villa in Spain. Catalan regional police, which is investigating the case, said they believe he killed them before killing himself.

Vladimir Lyakishev, 45, former co-owner of the Bratya restaurant chain, was also found dead on the 16th-floor balcony of the building where he lived, according to Russian media group RBC. A source quoted by the same outlet claimed Mr Lyakishev was found on May 4 with a gunshot wound to the head.

With information from Reuters, CNN, and Agence France-Presse

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