Ukrainian businessman Oleksiy Vadatursky, owner of the largest grain trading company in the country, died on Saturday night (30) in the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine , as a result of a Russian bombing, announced local sources.
The director general of the Nibulon company and his wife, Raisa Mykhailivna, “died tragically” as a result of a Russian attack, said the head of the region’s military administration, Vitaliy Kim.
Vadatursky, who was decorated as “Hero of Ukraine”, has done a lot for Mykolaiv province and Ukraine, the governor said in a Telegram message.
“His contribution to the development of agro-industry and shipyards, to the development of the region, is incalculable”, he concluded.
Before the official confirmation of the governor, the newspaper “Ukrainska Pravda” had already reported the death of the businessman and his wife due to the impact of a Russian projectile against their house.
According to uc authorities Last night’s attacks also damaged a hotel, two schools, a sports complex and a gas station in the city.
Vadatursky, aged 74 , was one of the richest men in the country, sometimes dubbed an oligarch, and according to an estimate by Forbes magazine of 2020, had a fortune valued at US$ 450 ) million.
Your company, Nibulon, exported in 2021 a record 5,64 million tons of agricultural products, mainly maize, wheat and barley, for a total of 38 countries.