Was it an assassination attempt? |
Russian missile kills grain giant
Oleksiy Vadaturskyj (74) was one of the most important grain traders in Ukraine…
The multi-millionaire and his wife Raisa were killed by a Russian missile at their home in Mykolaiv on Saturday night. The bullet fell in the bedroom – which is exactly why high-ranking members of the Ukrainian government believe in an attack.
“The targeted impact of the missile, not just in the house but in the bedroom, leaves no doubt that it was guided. Once again: Wadatursky was the target,” wrote Mykhailo Podolyak, close adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (44), on his Telegram-Channel.
Because Oleksij Wadaturskyj was a grain giant: his company Nibulon owns more than 80,000 hectares of arable land (which is almost the size of Rügen) and several warehouses throughout Ukraine. The group was most recently responsible for almost ten percent of Ukrainian grain exports and made Wadaturskyj a rich and respected man. The multi-millionaire (his fortune is estimated at EUR 400 million) was awarded the title of “Hero of Ukraine” 15 years ago. President Volodoymyr Zelenskyi described his death as a “great loss”.
► Particularly bitter: The Vadaturskyjs were killed just two days before the end of the Russian grain blockade! On Monday, the transport ship “Razoni” was able to leave the port of Odessa for Lebanon. On board: several tons of corn and the hope of preventing famine in North Africa and the Middle East. Because the people there are particularly dependent on Ukrainian grain exports. The months-long blockade through Russian ships in the Black Sea caused food prices to skyrocket in countries like Tunisia and Egypt.
According to Ukrainian sources, more than 20 million tons of grain from last year’s harvest are still waiting to be exported.