In connection with the Victory Day, the Day of the NKR Defence Army and 20th anniversary of the Liberation of Shoushi President Bako Sahakyan signed several decrees on awarding.
For exclusive bravery and personal courage shown during the defence of the Motherland two individuals were awarded with the Battle Cross Order of the first degree, three people were decorated with the Battle Cross Order of the second degree.
For personal bravery and courage shown in the course of the military and combat actions the medal "For Courage" was awarded to 42 individuals, 18 of them posthumously.
For contribution to successful performance of combat missions, raising combat readiness of the forces as well as courage shown while defending state borders 620 individuals, 20 of them posthumously were awarded with the medal "For Service in Battle".
For personal bravery shown during the battles for the liberation of Shoushi 57 individuals, 8 of them posthumously were awarded with the Medal "For Liberation of Shoushi".
"Mesrop Mashtots" order was awarded to two individuals, four people were decorated with the "Vachagan Barepasht" medal, 12 individuals and "Howard Karagyozyan" Medical Benevolent Non-Governmental Organization (USA) were awarded with "Gratitude" medal.
For substantial contribution to the development of physical culture and sports one individual was conferred a title of the NKR Honoured Worker of Physical Culture and Sports
On the same day the President signed an order on presenting 5 freedom fighters with VAZ-2115 cars.
The Head of the State also signed an order on handing in valuable gifts to a group of the Great Patriotic War veterans, servicemen of the Defence Army, Artsakh soldiers-liberators, relatives of perished and missing freedom fighters. Overall 200 people were awarded in accordance with the decrees.