Donetsk, Apr 12 - DAN. Fighting has left more than 500,000 people in the Donetsk People’s Republic without water, heat and gas supply, hot meals and communications, the DPR Emergencies Ministry press service reported on Tuesday.

“More than 500,000 residents are living without water supply, hot meals, heat or gas supply, fixed line or mobile communications and the Internet,” the report said.

Retreating Ukrainian armed formations partially destroyed houses, social infrastructure and bridges on local roads between settlements, the press service said. *jk