Bako Sahakyan awarded Arthur Avanesyan
On 26 June President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree on awarding.
According to the decree for averting the violations of the enemy against military positions of the NKR Defense Army and making a fitting rebuff lieutenant colonel Arthur Avanesyan, major Gagik Israelyan, major Gegham Manoukyan were awarded with the medal "For Courage", warrant officer Gagik Alahverdyan, lieutenant colonel Armen Barkhudaryan, private Ashot Hambardzumyan, warrant officer Hovik Hayrapetyan were awarded with the "For Service in Battle" medal.
According to the head of commission, the author of photo hasn’t taken into account that the stamp is put only one side of the envelope, so it is impossible to cast the ballot in such position, that all the stamps can be visible.
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