During the shelling of Nikolaev, the owner of “Nibulon” Alexei Vadatursky and his wife were killed

This was announced by the head of the Nikolaev regional military administration Vitaly Kim on Telegram.

Nikolaev – 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 Afanasyevich Vadatursky and his wife Raisa Mikhailovna Vadaturskaya were tragically killed,” Kim said.

He noted that Aleksey Vadatursky did a lot for the Nikolaev region and for Ukraine.

“His contribution to the development of the agricultural and shipbuilding industries, the development of the region is invaluable. So much has been done – so much could have been done. With respect and sympathy. Rest in peace,” added the head of the UVA.

As writes edition ZN.UA, the estate of Alexei Vadatursky is located on the territory of a former military unit, the land of which was distributed by the Nikolaev City Council for development in the early 2000s. Vadatursky was building a grain terminal on the Danube and decided to visit the house, since Nibulon has a powerful construction department and modern fast construction technologies. The occupiers did not fire at the Nibulon grain terminal in Nikolaev

Aleksey Vadatursky is a Ukrainian agrarian and Hero of Ukraine. Born in 1947 in the village of Benzari, Odessa region. Since 1991, he was the general director of the Nibulon company, established as a joint Ukrainian-Hungarian-English agricultural enterprise NIBULON (SSHP NIBULON). Together with Vadatursky, the Hungarian company KOMBISEED KFT and the English company Meridian Commodities Ltd. became co-founders of the enterprise. The name of the enterprise “NIBULON” consists of the first letters of the names of the cities of the founders: Nikolaev, Budapest, London.

In 2003, the company changed its organizational and legal form to Limited Liability Company Agricultural Enterprise NIBULON (LLC JV NIBULON), which became the full legal successor of NIBULON Agricultural Enterprise. The founders of LLC JV NIBULON are Aleksey Vadatursky and his son Andrey Vadatursky, who own 80% and 20% of the company’s charter capital, respectively. NIBULON has its own shipyard.

In 2021, Forbes estimated Vadatursky’s fortune at $430 million, he took 24th place in the TOP 100 richest people in Ukraine.

As reported, on the night and morning of July 31, Russian troops dealt a massive blow to Nikolaev. As a result of the shelling, at least one person was killed and two were injured. Residential buildings and a number of infrastructure facilities were damaged.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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