Oleksiy Vadatursky, Ukrainian Tycoon, Killed in Russian Attack  Power360

Oleksiy Vadatursky, Ukrainian Tycoon, Killed in Russian Attack Power360

The businessman was responsible for the creation of Nibulon, one of the top 10 companies in the agricultural sector in Ukraine.

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Oleksiy Vadatursky, a grain businessman and one of Ukraine’s richest men, died on Saturday (July 30, 2022) after a Russian missile struck his home in the southern city of Mykolaiv. His wife Raisa Vadatursky also died. The information comes from the BBC.

Advisor to the chief of staff of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Mykhailo Podolyak said Russia deliberately targeted the businessman in the attack and one of the rockets hit Vadatursky’s room.

According to Ukrainian authorities, a hotel, two schools, a sports complex and a gas station in the city were also damaged in the attacks in the region. A total of 12 rockets were fired at the city of Mykolaiv.

Mourning the death, Ukrainian military commander in the region Vitaliy Kim said that Wadaturski’s “contribution to the development of agriculture and shipbuilding was invaluable”.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said this was probably the heaviest Russian bombing raid on the city to date. He said “powerful explosions” were heard twice during the night.

Born in the Odessa region, Vadatursky grew up on a collective farm in the Soviet era and specialized in grain distribution before the end of the Soviet Union. In 1991 he founded Nibulon, which became one of the top 10 companies in the agricultural sector in Ukraine.

The oligarch was awarded the “Hero of Ukraine” in 2007 for his contributions to the development of the country’s agriculture.