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    Kremlin Denies Arrival of Uzbek President Karimov in Moscow for Treatment

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    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed on Thursday reports that Uzbek President Islam Karimov has arrived in Moscow for treatment following a stroke.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Karimov was hospitalized early on Saturday after suffering a stroke. On Sunday, the Uzbek Cabinet said in a statement that Karimov's treatment would "take some time."

    "I can confirm that Islam Karimov did not arrive in Moscow for therapy," Peskov told journalists.

    Peskov added that he did not have any information about whether Russian physicians were involved in treating the Uzbek president, as some media reports suggested.


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