Ukraine’s biggest businessman killed in Russian attack, known as Grain Tycoon

Ukraine's biggest businessman killed in Russian attack, known as Grain Tycoon


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Kyiv, One of Ukraine’s richest businessmen, Oleksiy Vadatursky, has been killed along with his wife in a Russian gunfight in the city of Mykolaiv. According to a statement by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, grain baron Oleksey Vadatursky and his wife Raisa were killed in the attack. Vadatursky was the founder of Nibulon, Ukraine’s largest grain producer and export company.

According to a CNN report, local officials said 74-year-old Oleksiy Vadatursky and his wife Raisa were killed after a missile struck their home during the night. President Zelensky described Wadatursky’s death as the biggest loss for the country. Zelensky said the businessman’s death was a great loss for Mykolaiv and for Ukraine as a whole. He further noted that over the more than 50 years of his career, Oleksiy Vadatursky has made an invaluable contribution to the development of the region and the development of Ukraine’s agricultural and shipbuilding industries.

Mykhailo Podolik, an adviser to President Zelensky’s office, said he believed Russia deliberately targeted the businessman. Podolik said the missile was directly hit in the businessman’s bedroom. According to him, this attack was pre-planned by the high officials of Russia. Wadatursky built several storage facilities and other infrastructure for the export of grain.

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Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich claimed the city was heavily damaged in the cluster weapons attack. He called it the most powerful attack ever. A hotel, a sports complex, two schools and a service station as well as houses were damaged in the attack. Be aware that Mykolaiv is located on the main road of Odessa, Ukraine’s largest port.

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