Russia says Uzbekistan leader's death won't destabilise the country
The death of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov will not negatively affect the political and military situation in the country, RIA.
This was stated by a senior Russian diplomat on Tuesday.
Karimov, who had authoritatively ruled Central Asia's most populous nation for 27 years, died of a stroke earlier month.
Russian Foreign Ministry official and presidential envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said extremists are unable to destabilise the situation in Uzbekistan, according to the news agency.
He also noted the country's interim leadership, which took charge after Karimov's death, has the situation under control.