Armenian PM Pashinyan asks Russia's Putin for military support - Ifax

Armenia's acting Prime Minister Pashinyan speaks during a parliament session in Yerevan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for military support, the Interfax news agency reported, amid a renewed rise in tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan that last year exploded into a bloody conflict.

Putin held a phone call late on Thursday with Pashinyan, during which he stressed the need for strict observance of a ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia last year.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Catherine Evans)