On 2 May in connection with the Victory Day, the Day of the NKR Defence Army and 21st anniversary of the Liberation of Shoushi President of the Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan signed several decrees.
For personal bravery shown during the defence of the Motherland 5 individuals were awarded with the Medal "For Courage".
For successful performance of combat missions, raising combat readiness of the forces as well as courage shown while defending state borders 224 individuals, 10 of them posthumously were awarded with the Medal "For Service in Battle".
For personal bravery shown during the battles for the liberation of Shoushi 26 individuals, three of them posthumously were awarded with the Medal "For Liberation of Shoushi".
On the same day President Sahakyan signed an order on handing in valuable gifts to a group of Great Patriotic and Artsakh war veterans, Defence Army servicemen, relatives of perished freedom-fighters and missing in action soldiers.