The minister wrote: "The "major" May Day demonstrations held by communists and leftists across the country ended. They passed unnoticed - peacefully and quietly. Their participants were staring in envy at the people dressed in holiday vyshyvankas carrying Easter cakes. The most vivid rallies and demonstrations were held in the following cities:
- Dnipropetrovsk (organizer - the Union of communists) - 25 participants guarded by 193 policemen (!);
- Cherkasy (organizer - the banned Communist party) - 30 participants guarded by 50 police officers;
- Kyiv - 30 participants guarded by 60 police officers;
- Kherson (organizer - the Anti-Fascist Committee) - 48 participants guarded by 40 police officers. "
"And what about my native Kharkiv? No rallies at all? Even the flowerbed on the site of the demolished Lenin monument was not showered with tears? What's wrong with this world?" the official wrote.