Donetsk June 1 - DAN. Ukraine has been largely observing the ceasefire that took effect in Donbass at 00:00 on 1 June, a DPR Operations Command representative told Donetsk News Agency.

“By and large, Ukraine has been observing the truce since 00:00 today,” the official said.

At the same time, Ukrainian forces are using the ceasefire to plan provocations in the Republic’s territory. In this connection, DPR State Security and Interior Ministries are taking measures towards enhancing anti-terror and anti-sabotage protection of the Republic’s military and administrative facilities.

“Security has been tightened as well due to DPR’s events marking International Children’s Day,” he said.

On Wednesday, the conflicting parties agreed to a ceasefire in Donbass effective from 00:00 1 June. The accord was reached ahead of International Children’s Day.*jk