Donetsk, Feb.1 - DAN. - Over 40 houses and a kindergarten have been damaged in Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka and DPR south in Kiev's shelling, said DPR Operations Command.

"In wake of Kiev's shelling more than 40 houses have been damaged. Over 15 addresses have beeen recorded in Donetsk, five in Kuibyshevskiy district, 12 households and a kindergarten in Makeyevka, two houses in Leninskoye village, Novoazovskiy district, several more houses in western Donetsk and in Zaitsevo and Golma, Gorlovka area."

Donetsk administration said that 12 households have been hit since the evening.

The situation along the contact line has dramatically deteriorated in the last few days. Several people were killed, massive damage to infrastructure and housing was reported. On January 31 Republican and Russian journalists came under Kiev's fire in Donetsk, DAN reporter and Life cameraman were injured.

DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said that the fighting was ongoing in 50km-long area. The enemy suffered major losses. The order to start the offensive was issued by Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko personally.
The shelling is ongoing. *ot