Interim Stepanakert Mayor Appointed

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–The City Council of Stepanakert adopted a decision Saturday stipulating that Stepanakert Mayor Karen Babayan suspend his duties until the end of an investigation into the March 22 assassination attempt on the life of Karabakh president Arkady Ghoukassian.

Karen Babayan–brother of former commander of Karabakh armed forces Samvel Babayan–was arrested along with the latter and other individuals on suspicion of involvement in the failed attempt.

In a decree–issued by Karabakh prime minister Anushavan Danielian–Ashot Sahakian was appointed acting mayor of Stepanakert.

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