Lieutenant Colonel Garik Balayan awarded posthumously

On 14 June, President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan signed a decree to award Lieutenant Colonel Garik Balayan, the commander of the rifle battalion of the NKR Defense Army’s N division, posthumously with the “For Courage” medal for bravery shown during the protection of the NKR state border.

Lieutenant Colonel Garik Balayan was killed on May 25 by enemy fire at one of the military posts located in the southern region of the border between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan.