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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Time Is Up For Elder Milosevic as Yugoslav-Moscow Envoy

Borislav Milosevic, older brother of ousted Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic, will leave his post as Belgrade's ambassador to Moscow later this month, an embassy spokesman said Tuesday.

Borislav was one of the few figures who spoke on behalf of his brother during Slobodan's years as an international pariah, particularly during NATO's bombings of Yugoslavia and after his defeat by reformer Vojislav Kostunica in elections last autumn.

"He is completing his time in Moscow and will have a farewell engagement this week," a Yugoslav embassy spokesman told Reuters in reference to 64-year-old Borislav Milosevic, who has been in Moscow since 1998.

Belgrade's new reformist foreign minister, Goran Svilanovic, said in December he wanted to recall a number of ambassadors to Belgrade from their Milosevic-era postings, including the ex-leader's brother.