Almost 90 apartment buildings in debaltseve were damaged due to the fighting, said 1st Deputy Minister of housing and utilities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Kovalenko on Thursday.
"today, it is defined that in the end fierce fighting in debaltseve damaged 86 apartment buildings, fifteen of which are completely destroyed and cannot be restored ", - quotes the words Kovalenko Donetsk news Agency.
in the private sector, according to him, the destruction received 564 houses over 400 completely destroyed.
in the area of Debaltsevo in February there were clashes between security forces and militias. Militias on February 19 told that the operation in Debaltsevo in practice ended, the city in General came under their supervision. Visited debaltseve Workers OSCE recorded numerous destruction.
Debaltseve is a city of regional significance in the Donetsk region and one of the largest railway junctions of Ukraine, where the railway track from Kharkov, Mariupol, Rostov-on-don, Taganrog and the capital of Russia.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.