Donetsk, Jan 24 – DAN. About 70pc of the households in Starobeshevskiy district that had been damaged or destroyed by Kiev's shelling, were restored in 2016, said the local administration.

"Overall 517 households were damaged by Kiev's strikes in Starobeshevskiy district, including 514 private houses and three blocks of flats. 355 households were restored, including all the blocks."

Repair teams reconstructed the roofs, walls, windows, doors and window frames, made interior finishing.

"Reconstruction will continue since February 1, this year we plan to repair 92 private houses and start the construction of 27 residential houses instead of those completely destroyed."

Earlier the Ministry of Construction and Housing said that 23 thousand houses and blocks had been damaged or destroyed in wake of Kiev's offensive; Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka, Ilovaisk, Debaltsevo and Uglegorsk are among the towns that sustained the major damage.*ot