Donetsk, Dec 1 – DAN. Four residential houses in Zaitsevo village north of Gorlovka were set ablaze as Ukrainian forces shelled the area, acting town administration head Ivan Prikhodko told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“Four houses in Geroicheskaya Street in Zaitsevo village are burning as a result of a recent shelling; all the houses took direct hits,” Prikhodko said.

No casualties have been reported.

Ukrainian forces violated the ‘silence regime’ more than 1,300 times over the past 24 hours, hitting 17 DPR settlements, including Donetsk, Gorlovka, Dokuchayevsk and Yasinovataya. DPR Operations Command said 23 residential houses were damaged by shelling.