Russia said it arranged a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan after border violence.

Russian foreign ministry: "We call on the parties to stop from further escalation, exercise moderation, and rigorously follow the ceasefire"

The announcement follows a call between Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan and Putin.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said Azerbaijani weaponry hit border communities on Tuesday.

The Armenian Defense Ministry said drones and large-caliber guns targeted Goris, Sotk, and Jermuk.

Armenia called on Russia to implement a 1997 defence treaty stating the countries will protect one other's territorial integrity and sovereignty if attacked.

Russia dispatched peacekeeping soldiers to the region after brokering a ceasefire in early November 2020, following a two-month fighting that killed at least 6,500.

Blinken asked for "prompt suspension of hostilities"