The board of directors of the Russian oil company Lukoil, headed by Ravil Maganov, who died on Thursday, was critical of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

“The board of directors of Lukoil expresses its deepest concern about the tragic events in Ukraine. By advocating for the earliest end of the armed conflict, we express our sincere solidarity with all the victims affected by this tragedy,” said the statement issued by Lukoil on March 3 last.

The note insists on firmly supporting “a lasting ceasefire and the settlement of problems through serious negotiations and diplomacy.”

Lukoil’s management then underlined that it was doing everything in its power to continue its operations in the countries and regions where it is present, while reiterating its commitment “to its mission as a reliable supplier of energy to consumers around the world.”

“In its activities Lukoil aspires to contribute to peace, international relations and humanitarian ties,” he noted.

Maganov died this Thursday after falling out of a window of the Moscow Central Clinical Hospital where he was admitted, the Russian agencies Interfax and TASS reported.

The TASS agency indicated, citing law enforcement sources, that the event occurred at 07:00 Moscow time (04:00 GMT) and that it is “a death by suicide.”

Maganov, 67, was hospitalized for a heart attack and was taking antidepressants, according to the same source.

The president of Lukoil worked since 1993 in the oil company in executive positions. He was the first executive vice president and oversaw exploration and production.

In 2020, the Lukoil board of directors appointed Maganov as chairman in place of Valeri Greifer, who passed away in April of that year.

Hours later, the oil company was “saddened” by the death of Maganov, who “died after a serious illness.”

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