Public transport, buses are running to the cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, a marketplace works in Leninsky district of the city, local residents said.
Bread, water, electric power supplies and Internet access are provided in Donetsk.
Electricity is still cut in several residential houses in Leninsky district of the city, as an artillery shell had hit a high-voltage power line which can be restored for more than two days.
Militias are controlling approaches to a town bordering Donetsk and Ukrainian army confronts them on the other side of the city. Overnight a bridge was blasted, disrupting the traffic in the town.
Eyewitnesses also said that fields were burning around the Donetsk dam lake and explosions were heard in another regional town.