On the night of July 31, Russia fired missiles at the city of Mykolaiv. This is one of the most powerful attacks that Mykolaiv experienced during the 5 months of the war. The attacks lasted about 5 hours: a school, multi-storey residential buildings were destroyed, fires broke out in the city. Fire and rescue services are on the scene. This was announced by the mayor of the city Olexandr Senkevich.
One of the Russian missiles, presumably a C-300, hit the house of the Hero of Ukraine, a Ukrainian businessman, owner of Ukraine's most prominent agricultural holding Nibulon, Oleksii Vadatursky. The Hero of Ukraine and his wife died. In 2021, Forbes-Ukraine valued Vadatursky's assets at $430 million, which brought the businessman 24th place in the hundred of the wealthiest people in Ukraine.
Oleksii Vadatursky is remembered in the history of Ukrainian business for being the first to use the Dnieper River as a logistical route. The Nibulon company is the largest agricultural enterprise in Ukraine. Nibulon transported 24 million tons of grain annually by the river and more than a million by rail. The company's facilities can simultaneously store 2.25 million tons of grain. Every year, Nibulon invests in the economy of Ukraine from $2.3 billion.
"Oleksii Opanasovich Vadatursky was killed that night as a result of another Russian terrorist attack — shelling of civilians in Mykolaiv. Hero of Ukraine, who earned this title by his work. A true patriot, farmer, shipbuilder, owner of the legendary Nibulon company, a businessman who believed in his country and did not leave it even during the war," David Arachamia, the head of the presidential party Servant of the people.
This year, Nibulon turns 3o years, which means that the business was founded in the very first year of Ukraine's Independence.