“The Secretary General insists on an immediate cessation of hostilities and calls on all parties involved to take steps to de-escalate the situation, as well as to refrain from provocative rhetoric,” TASS quoted the statement as saying.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held telephone conversations with his Armenian and Azerbaijani colleagues and called on Baku and Yerevan to exercise restraint.

On July 12, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced a clash on the border with Armenia.

Thus, the Azerbaijani side accused Armenia of shelling a village on the border. The Armenian Ministry of Defense has denied this data.