STEPANAKERT (Noyan Tapan)–Nagorno Karabakh Republic President Arkady Ghoukassian signed decrees Monday–according to which–Chief of the Nagorno Karabakh State Department of National Security Colonel Bako Sahakian–Deputy Minister of Defense on Armament Line Colonel Vyacheslav Yusnunts–and Commander of division Colonel Vardan Balayan were given the rank of major-general.
With another decree–Ghoukassian granted amnesty on the occasion of Victory day–Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army Day and the 10th anniversary of Shushi liberation.
According to the president’s press service–amnesty was granted to one prisoner–taking into account his active participation in the Karabakh war and good recommendations from the prison.
Partial amnesty was granted to 6 prisoners taking into account their first criminal record–poor family conditions–and good recommendations from the prison.
A governmental delegation led by Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margarian will leave for the Nagorno Karabakh Republic May 8 to take part in events dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi to be held May 8-9.