Earlier, the "Fergana" agency citing its sources reported that Uzbek President Islam Karimov passed away at the age of 79. Meanwhile, Russian sources, Interfax and RIA Novosti, close to the leadership of the Republic, claim that Karimov is alive.
According to "Fergana", Karimov's died at around 3-4 p.m. Tashkent time (1-2 p.m. in Kiev).
Aug 28 Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan said that President Karimov was hospitalized. Later Karimov's daughter reported that he suffered a stroke. According to her, his condition was stable.