Former head of the occupation administration of Donetsk Igor Martynov became "acting deputy chairman" of the "Council of Ministers of the DNR". The corresponding "decree" No. 39 was signed by provisional leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin.
Prior to the Russian Spring, Martynov was director of the Central Scherbakov Park of Culture and Leisure. In October 2014, he was appointed the "new mayor of Donetsk" by the occupation authorities.
In October 2016, the "DNR" leader Alexander Zakharchenko (he was killed in the summer of 2018 - ed.) dismissed Igor Martynov from the "position" of "head of administration" of the city of Donetsk and appointed him "deputy head" of his own "administration" on "social policy issues" . "Martynov was appointed to some minor capacity in the administration of the "head of state". He was dismissed because he had higher ratings than Alexander Zakharchenko. At the same time, he was imprisoned, limiting any functionality, and set the task not to stick out like a sore thumb…", - creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky told at the time.