Former Olympic wrestler Mihran Harutyunyan seen among Armenian volunteers defending Shushi. Semen Pegov / War Gonzo video image grab, Nov. 5, 2020.

The Defense Army reported fresh Turkish-backed Azerbaijani forces launched fresh attacks near Shushi, and the road that links it to Berdzor (Lachin); another ground attack was reported near Karmir Shuka in Martuni district. Two attacks were also reported in the north of Karabakh. Shelling continued throughout the day with Martuni, Shushi and Stepanakert again the main targets.

Speaking in parliament, deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan claimed that one of the five permanent UN Security Council members blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Karabakh, but he did not reveal which country it was. The permanent members are China, France, Russia, UK and US.