On 19 December in connection with the professional holiday of the National Security Service servicemen of the NKR President Bako Sahakyan signed several decrees.
According to the presidential decree the head of the department of the National Security Service under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic, lieutenant-colonel Araik Grigoryan was breveted a colonel. Upon another presidential decree the head of the National Security Service's director staff lieutenant-colonel Arsen Sarkisyan was conferred the rank of colonel.
On the same day Bako Sahakyan signed an order on handing in valuable gifts.
For honest service and high martial discipline lieutenant Sergey Bedyan and lieutenant-colonel Araik Dadalyan received TV sets, warrant officer Andranik Atayan and lieutenant Mher Haroutyunyan were given mobile telephones.