MOSCOW, April 11 (Itar-Tass) - USSR former president Mikhail Gorbachev will be unable to attend Lady Margaret Thatcher’s funeral because of his health condition, spokesman to the Gorbachev Foundation Vladimir Polyakov told Itar-Tass.
“He [Gorbachev] won’t go to the UK to attend the funeral,” Polyakov explained. Gorbachev is currently undergoing medical treatment, the spokesman said.
Earlier, the USSR president’s interpreter, Pavel Palazhchenko, said Gorbachev could not come to London. “He won’t go,” he told Itar-Tass.