During the night shelling of Ukrainian Nikolaev, businessman Aleksey Vadatursky and his wife Raisa were killed. The head of the Nikolaev regional administration Vitaly Kim reported about it. In 2021, Vadatursky took 12th place in the list of the richest entrepreneurs in Ukraine.
“Nikolaev is a hero city. Every day we lose our inhabitants, our warriors. And today our city has lost its hero. At night, as a result of the shelling of the city, the hero of Ukraine, the general director of the Nibulon company, Aleksey Opanasovich Vadatursky, and his wife, Raisa Vadaturskaya, tragically died. Alexey Opanasovich did a lot for the Nikolaev region, a lot for Ukraine. His contribution to the development of the agricultural and shipbuilding industries, the development of the region is invaluable. How much has been done - so much could be done. With respect and deepest condolences. May the earth rest in peace to you, ”Kim wrote.
It is reported that a rocket hit the Vadaturskys' house.
JV Nibulon LLC is an agricultural company in Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural producers and exporters.
On July 31, the mayor of Nikolaev reported on the night shelling of the city. According to him , the shelling of the city was "the strongest of all time".
“Today, Nikolaev was subjected to massive shelling. Probably the strongest of all time. Powerful explosions were heard after one in the morning and around five in the morning. A number of objects were destroyed, residential buildings were damaged. Fires broke out at the landing sites. Rescuers are working. We collect detailed information,” said the mayor of Nikolaev.
Since the first day of the war, the Russian side has been claiming that it is only attacking the military infrastructure of Ukraine. In fact, it regularly shells civilian targets According to Mayor Sienkiewicz, during the war, Russian troops caused damage to Nikolaev in the amount of 633 million hryvnia ($21.4 million).