Lukoil was one of the few major Russian companies to call for end of fighting in Ukraine after Moscow sent its troops to the pro-Western country in February

Russia’s Lukoil says chairman dies after ‘serious illness’

Lukoil was one of the few major Russian companies calling for an end to hostilities in Ukraine after Moscow sent troops into the pro-Western country in February – Copyright RIA Novosti/AFP Sergei Krasnoukhov

Russian energy company Lukoil said on Thursday that its chairman, Ravil Maganov, has died after a “serious illness” after Russian media reported he died after falling out of a hospital window.

Lukoil was one of the few major Russian companies to call for an end to hostilities in Ukraine after Moscow sent troops into the pro-Western country in February.

In a statement at the time, Lukoil’s board called for an “immediate” cessation of hostilities, expressing sympathy for those affected by the “tragedy.”

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Ravil Maganov … has died as a result of a serious illness,” Lukoil said on Thursday, without providing further details about his death.

Several Russian media outlets previously reported that Maganov died after falling out of the window of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.

It is often referred to as the Kremlin Hospital because its patients include members of the Russian political and business elite.

“This morning Maganov fell out of the window of the Central Clinical Hospital. He died from his injuries, ”the Interfax news agency reported, citing an “informed” source.

According to RBC Business Daily’s police source, Maganov fell out of a window on the sixth floor of the hospital.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, told reporters on Thursday that Maganov’s death did not concern the Kremlin.

Maganov was born in 1954. He has worked at Lukoil since 1993, and was also the president of the company.

He was one of the first leaders of Lukoil and, according to the company, came up with its current name.

Maganov was named chairman in 2020.

In a statement on Thursday, Lukoil said Maganov was a “huge contributor” to the company and the Russian oil and gas sector.

It was thanks to Maganov’s “managerial talent” that Lukoil became one of the world’s leading energy companies.

In April, Lukoil announced the resignation of its billionaire chief executive, Vagit Alekperov, after he came under British sanctions in connection with an offensive against Ukraine.

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