Bobrek Coal Mine


It was named the same as the present district of Bytom and has been operating since 1922. At the beginning of the 1920s, it reached the highest mining level in Upper Silesia. From August 1945, a labour camp consisting of six barracks operated there. Since 2015, it has been merged with Piekary Coal Mine under the name Bobrek-Piekary Coal Mine.

29.37 kilometers – at the time of writing this report, separating Kramatorsk, the temporary capital of the Donetsk Oblast, from the front line. One third of the 220,000 inhabitants remained. In the deserted city you can see mostly soldiers. They head to the front or return from it to rest for a while. The fate of Kramatorsk and eastern Ukraine depends on the outcome of fierce fighting. Military trucks and heavy equipment rush to nearby Bakhmut every day.