Head of Russian oil giant that criticized Ukraine war dies after reportedly falling from hospital window. Oil and gas company Lukoil issued a statement early Thursday confirming the death of Ravil Maganov, 67, “after a severe illness,” but did not specify the cause.
The head of a Russian oil giant that criticized President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine died Thursday after reportedly falling out of his hospital window.
Lukoil Chairman Ravil Maganov died after falling from a window of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow, Reuters reported, citing two sources familiar with the situation.
The company issued a statement early Thursday confirming the death of Maganov, 67, “after a severe illness,” but did not specify the cause.
“Ravil Maganov immensely contributed to the development of not only the Company, but of the entire Russian oil and gas sector,” the statement read.
NBC News has not verified how he died. The hospital declined to comment and referred comment to the police, who declined to comment.
Lukoil is Russia’s second-largest oil producer. It was a rare Russian business to come out against Putin’s war in Ukraine, which the Kremlin insists on calling its “special military operation.”
A senior Russian oil executive has died after falling from the window of a Moscow hospital, months after his company criticised the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Ravil Maganov, the chair of the board of directors of Lukoil, Russia’s largest private oil company, “fell from a window at Central clinical hospital,” the Interfax news agency wrote on Thursday, citing a source. “He died from injuries sustained.”
Lukoil said Maganov had “passed away following a severe illness”. The company did not say what Maganov was being treated for.