Milosevic's brother won't make funeral as recovering after surgery

Slobodan Milosevic's older brother is recovering from heart surgery in Moscow and won't be able to attend the former Yugoslav's president's funeral, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.

"I won't go to the funeral. My doctors are of the opinion that I shouldn't fly in such a condition," Borislav Milosevic was quoted as saying by the RIA-Novosti news agency.

Milosevic's brother was in "satisfactory" condition after Wednesday's surgery but cannot make it to Saturday's funeral, said Leo Bokeria, the head of the Bakulev heart clinic in Moscow, according to the ITAR-Tass and Interfax news agencies.

Milosevic died last weekend at a U.N. detention center in the Netherlands near the war crimes tribunal that was trying him on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

He will be buried at the family estate in the Serbian industrial town of Pozarevac, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Belgrade.

Borislav Milosevic has been living in Moscow since the 1990s, when he served as the Yugoslav ambassador to Russia , reports the AP.


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