On 8 June Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a range of decrees. Major-general Jalal Harutyunyan has been appointed Artsakh Republic Defense minister-commander of the Defense Army. Arayik Baghryan has been appointed acting minister of Healthcare of the Artsakh Republic. The Head of the State approved the Government's decisions, according to which Gagik Martirosyan has been released from the position of head of the Artsakh Republic Shahoumyan regional administration in connection with assuming a new position. Hayk Petrosyan has been appointed head of the Shahoumyan regional administration. According to other Presidential decrees signed on the same day, major-general Armen Abrahamyan has been released from the position of deputy director of the Artsakh Republic National Security Service and separated from the service in the National Security Organs for retiring on a pension after a long-term service. Colonel Mher Hayriyan has been appointed deputy director of the Artsakh Republic National Security Service. Arthur Aghabekyan has been appointed chief adviser to the Artsakh Republic President. Azatouhi Simonyan has been appointed adviser to the Artsakh Republic President - Artsakh Republic President's representative at large on the Diaspora issues. Lilit Hakobjanyan has been appointed healthcare adviser to the Artsakh Republic President. Arayik Harutyunyan also approved the Government's decision on appointing Gagik Martirosyan Artsakh Republic deputy minister of Economy and Industrial Infrastructures.