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He said that violations of public order took place in Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Poltava and other regional centers. Kniazev recalled that failure to maintain public order in Dnipro and Melitopol had resulted in personnel dismissals.
"Yesterday, we held a constructive conversation with the participants of events in Dnipro and set up a working group to promptly investigate the situation," Kniazev said.
Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov also commented on the May 9 incidents.
"I want to apologize to Ukrainian citizens for improper police work in Dnipro. I think we will learn this lesson. I also want to say a few words about speculations over events in Kyiv, as if the police illegally stormed the office of a radical organization. They had reasons for that. And I believe that was the right decision. At the moment when people started to gather outside the building, the police saw a masked man in a window of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) office with a grenade launcher. The situation required an immediate response. An empty RPG tube was later found in the office. Let me remind you this was the center of the city," Avakov said.