Donetsk, Dec 13 – DAN. More than 500 houses in DPR frontline Staromikhailovka village have been damaged or ruined by Ukrainian forces shelling since the beginning of Kiev offensive on Donbass, local authorities told DAN on Tuesday.

“Five hundred and fifteen houses have been damaged or destroyed since the beginning of fighting,” a local administration official said.

Staromikhailovka, located west of Donetsk, currently has 3,500 residents living in 2,200 houses. The Donbass contact line runs west, north-west and north of the village which often comes under Ukrainian forces fire. *jk