"In Pisky (government-controlled, 12km north-west of Donetsk), the Special Monintoring Mission spoke with an elderly couple and an elderly woman who said that, following the evacuation of 14 residents from Pisky in the past week, only six persons, all elderly, remained in the village. They have received pensions for July and their main means of subsistence is humanitarian aid," as stated in the last OSCE report.
Before the hostilities took place in Donbas, the population of the settlement amounted to 2160 people.
July 21, 2014 anti-terrorist operation forces blocked the supply of weapons to militants in Luhansk and took under controll the Donetsk suburbs, Pisky.
November 5, 2014 an armed clash between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed militants took place near Pisky. Fierce fighting continued until early January. At the beginning of 2015 year 130 residents reported to stay in the village.
ATO press center states that Pisky is one of the hottest spots in Donetsk direction; the fightings take place almost constantly here.