Serbia's Nato ambassador commits suicide


Officials say Serbia's ambassador to Nato committed suicide by leaping from a busy parking garage platform at Brussels airport.

Former journalist Branislav Milinkovic committed suicide during two days of meetings with Nato foreign ministers. (AFP)

A Serbian government statement said on Wednesday that the envoy, Branislav Milinkovic (52) died instantly on Tuesday night.

A diplomat, who could not be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said Milinkovic suddenly jumped from the eight to 10-meter-high platform while waiting with the Serbian delegation for foreign ministry officials due to hold talks with Nato officials.

Serbia is not a member of the military alliance but has a mission in the headquarters complex. Milinkovic, a former journalist, had previously served as Serbia's ambassador to Austria.

The death occurred during two days of meetings of Nato foreign ministers in Brussels. - Sapa-AP

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