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Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oil Company Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, attends an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 21, 2019.
Chairman of the Board of Administrators of Oil Firm Lukoil, Ravil Maganov, attends an awarding ceremony on the Kremlin in Moscow on November 21, 2019. Mikhail Klimentyev/SPUTNIK/AFP/Getty Photos

The chairman of Russian oil and fuel large Lukoil — which spoke out in opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — has died after falling out of a hospital window, state information businesses RIA Novosti and TASS reported Thursday.

Ravil Maganov died on the Central Medical Hospital west of Moscow, in keeping with the reviews, which cite the hospital and regulation enforcement sources.

“The incident occurred round 07:00 am Moscow time within the Central Medical Hospital … The person fell out of the sixth-floor window and died on account of his accidents,” a supply instructed TASS.

Lukoil confirmed Maganov’s demise in an announcement printed on its web site, saying solely that the manager died “following a extreme sickness” and making no point out of a fall.

“We deeply remorse to announce that Ravil Maganov, Chairman of PJSC LUKOIL Board of Administrators, handed away following a extreme sickness,” the assertion learn. “Ravil Maganov immensely contributed to the event of not solely the Firm, however of your complete Russian oil and fuel sector.”

Russia’s second largest oil firm made headlines in early March after talking out in opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

“The Board of Administrators of LUKOIL expresses herewith its deepest issues concerning the tragic occasions in Ukraine. Calling for the soonest termination of the armed battle, we categorical our honest empathy for all victims, who’re affected by this tragedy,” reads an announcement from the board of administrators to shareholders, workers and prospects printed March 3.

“We strongly help a long-lasting ceasefire and a settlement of issues by critical negotiations and diplomacy,” added the assertion.

Lukoil produces greater than 2% of the world’s crude oil and employs greater than 100,00zero individuals. 

RIA Novosti quoted a regulation enforcement supply who stated the businessman “almost certainly dedicated suicide.”

“Sure, we are able to affirm the very fact [of death]. Investigating authorities are engaged on the spot to determine the causes of the incident,” the supply stated, in keeping with RIA.

At the very least 5 outstanding Russian businessmen have reportedly died by suicide since late January, in keeping with earlier CNN reporting.

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