Rich critic of Ukraine Invasion dead - "fall" from window

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01 Sep 2022, 9:50 pm

Head of Russian oil giant Lukoil dies after falling from hospital window, reports state media

The chairman of Russian oil and gas giant Lukoil — which spoke out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine — has died after falling out of a hospital window, state news agencies RIA Novosti and TASS reported Thursday.

Ravil Maganov died at the Central Clinical Hospital west of Moscow, according to the reports, which cite the hospital and law enforcement sources.

"The incident occurred around 07:00 am Moscow time in the Central Clinical Hospital ... The man fell out of the sixth-floor window and died as a result of his injuries," a source told TASS.

Lukoil confirmed Maganov’s death in a statement published on its website, saying only that the executive died "following a severe illness" and making no mention of a fall.

Russia's second largest oil company made headlines in early March after speaking out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"The Board of Directors of LUKOIL expresses herewith its deepest concerns about the tragic events in Ukraine. Calling for the soonest termination of the armed conflict, we express our sincere empathy for all victims, who are affected by this tragedy," reads a statement from the board of directors to shareholders, staff and customers published March 3.

"We strongly support a lasting ceasefire and a settlement of problems through serious negotiations and diplomacy,” added the statement.

Lukoil produces more than 2% of the world's crude oil and employs more than 100,000 people.

RIA Novosti quoted a law enforcement source who said the businessman "most likely committed suicide."

"Yes, we can confirm the fact [of death]. Investigating authorities are working on the spot to establish the causes of the incident," the source said, according to RIA.

At least five prominent Russian businessmen have reportedly died by suicide since late January, according to previous CNN reporting.

You know things are going bad for Russia when they can't get their fake stories together when they assassinate people.

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01 Sep 2022, 9:54 pm

Sure seems like a lot of people having been pushing themselves out of windows lately.

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04 Sep 2022, 1:19 am

What a coincidence.. these sorts of things seem to happen several times over whenever there's a group of high profile people that disagree with putin.. strange repetitive coincidence, indeed.

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04 Sep 2022, 6:51 am

Windows could be the new root of all evil.

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