The chairman of the board of directors of Russia’s largest private oil company, LUKoil, died on Thursday after falling from a Moscow hospital window, according to Russian media. reports.
Ravil Maganov, 67, dove from the sixth floor window of the Central Clinical Hospital, according to police sources quoted by the RBC news site.
The hospital, known as the Kremlin Clinic for its treatment of patients from Russia’s political and business elite, confirmed Maganov’s death to the state news agency RIA Novosti without disclosing the circumstances of his death.
Maganov is the second senior LUKoil executive to die in mysterious circumstances in recent months.
Russian police have opened a criminal investigation after the death of former LUKoil leader Alexander Subbotin in early May.
LUKoil, Russia’s second-largest oil company, was one of the few national companies to openly open call at the end to the invasion of Ukraine in early March.
“We stand for the immediate cessation of the armed conflict and duly support its resolution through the negotiation process and through diplomatic means,” LUKoil said in a letter to shareholders at the time.
Long-time LUKoil chief Vagit Alekperov resigned in June after being hit by Western sanctions.