Governor of Donetsk Oblast

The Governor of Donetsk Oblast is the head of executive branch for the Donetsk Oblast. Due to the current war in Donbas Donetsk Oblast is since 5 March 2015 assigned as a civil–military administration.[1] Hence the Governor of Donetsk Oblast is officially called Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Civil Administration.[2]

Governor of Donetsk Oblast
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Pavlo Kyrylenko

since 5 July 2019
ResidenceDonetsk (de jure)
Kramatorsk (de facto)
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderMykhailo Nalimov
Formation1932 as Chairman of Executive Committee of Donetsk Oblast
WebsiteGovernment of Donetsk Oblast

The office of Governor is an appointed position, with officeholders being appointed by the President of Ukraine, on recommendation from the Prime Minister of Ukraine, to serve a four-year term.

The official residence for the Governor is located in Donetsk (currently relocated to Kramatorsk due to the war in Donbas[3]). The current Governor is Pavlo Kyrylenko since 5 July 2019.


Chairman of Executive Committee of Donetsk OblastEdit

Governors of united region before its split into Stalino and Voroshylovhrad oblasts

  • Mykhailo Nalimov (1932)
  • Mykhailo Chuvyrin (1932-1933)
  • Mykola Ivanov (1933-1937)
  • Volodymyr Vsevolozhsky (1937)
  • Petro Schpilyovy (1937-1939)

Chairman of Executive Committee of Donetsk (Stalino) OblastEdit

  • Anton Gayovy (1939-1940)
  • Pylyp Reshetnyak (1940-1941)
  • Nazi German occupation (1941-1943)
  • Pylyp Reshetnyak (1943-1944)
  • Oleksandr Struyev (1944-1947)
  • M. Malyshev (1947) (acting)
  • Mykola Alyshev (1957-1949)
  • Mark Spivak (1949-1950)
  • Viktor Kremenytsky (1950-1954)
  • Danylo Adamets (1954-1956)
  • Mykola Blyaton (Blagun) (1956-1959)
  • Dmytro Grydasov (1959-1982)[a]
  • Viktor Pokhodin (1963-1964)[b]
  • Vasyl Myronov (1982)
  • Anatoliy Statinov (1982-1987)
  • Viktor Kucherenko (1987-1989)
  • Yuriy Smirnov (1989-1990)
  • Volodymyr Sheludchenko (1990)
  • Yuriy Smirnov (1990-1992)

Representative of the PresidentEdit

Chairman of the Executive CommitteeEdit

Heads of the AdministrationEdit

Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Civil Administration[1][2]Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ For Industry 1963 - 1964
  2. ^ For Agriculture


  1. ^ a b "Poroshenko created civil-military administrations in two oblasts". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Ukrainian). 5 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b President receives notice of resignation from Donetsk Regional Administration head, to be considered by Cabinet on Wed – Zhebrivsky, Interfax-Ukraine (11 June 2018)
  3. ^ "Kikhtenko to move Donetsk administration to Kramatorsk and to leave power structures in Mariupol". Zerkalo Nedeli (in Russian). Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. ^ Ukraine's president appoints new governor to conflict hit Donetsk region, Ukraine Today (11 June 2015)
    Березина, Настя (11 June 2015). "Порошенко уволил губернатора Донецкой области" (in Russian). Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ Cabinet approves resignation of Zhebrivsky from post of Donetsk Regional Administration head, Interfax-Ukraine (13 June 2018)
  6. ^ SBU General Oleksandr Kuts becomes Donetsk region Head, 112 Ukraine (22 June 2018)
  7. ^ "High-quality infrastructure and timely payment of salaries and pensions: President set tasks for newly appointed Donetsk RSA Head Pavlo Kyrylenko". July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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