One of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most prominent businessmen was killed in a targeted Russian bombing of his home, Kyiv said.
According to the BBC, grain exporter Oleksiy Vadaturksy, 74, and his wife Raisa died after a rocket hit their home in the southern city of Mykolaiv on Saturday night.
Vadatursky owned the Ukrainian agricultural company Nibulon and was considered one of the most successful business figures in the war-torn nation.
Mykolayiv, on the way to the critical port of Odessa, has been under heavy Russian shelling since the country’s invasion began in February.
An aide to Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelenskyy claimed Vadatursky was attacked by Russian forces and the rocket landed in the bedroom of his home.
According to the Kyiv Independent, Vadaturksy’s net worth as of 2021 was estimated at $400 million. Press service of the Mykolayiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office/Handout via Portal
Mayor Vitaliy Kim praised the businessman’s “contribution to the development of the agricultural and shipbuilding industries, the development of the region is invaluable,” according to the BBC.
This was announced by the Kiev independent Vadatursky’s net worth was estimated at $400 million in 2021.
He was a key player in Ukraine’s grain export industry, which was crippled by the ongoing conflict.
Ukraine has accused Russian forces of seizing and selling grain stocks – an allegation Moscow denies, the BBC reported.
Meanwhile, a bomb carried by a drone exploded at the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the Crimea peninsula on Sunday, injuring six people.
The area was captured by Russian forces in 2014.
The Black Sea Fleet said in a statement that the explosives appeared to be homemade, suggesting the attack was carried out by Ukrainian insurgents.
An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelenskyy claimed that Vadatursky was attacked by Russian forces and the rocket landed in the bedroom of his home.Press service of the Mykolaiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office/Handout via Portal
The bombing took place in the city of Sevastopol, which is about 100 miles from mainland Ukraine.
With mail wires