The head of Russia’s biggest privately held oil producer, who criticised the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, has died after reportedly falling out of a hospital window.
Ravil Maganov, chair of the board of LUKOIL, died this week in mysterious circumstances, according to Russian-language site Interfax, as reported by the FT’s Moscow correspondent.
In a statement posted on its west to shareholders, LUKOIL’s board expressed “its deepest concerns about the tragic events in Ukraine” in March.
On Wednesday, the US department of justice obtained a warrant for seizure of a $45M plane owned by PJSC LUKOIL.
In November 2019, Maganov was pictured with Putin at the Kremlin receiving the Order of Alexander Nevsky, a state honour.