Borynia Coal Mine


In 1959 the Mining Projects Office in Gliwice established the deposit's boundaries for the construction of a new mine. Mining in the Borynia Coal Mine began in December 1971. 1981 was a time of workers' strikes, which were also organised in Borynia. After the Citizens Militia intervention, the strikers left the mine without fighting. In 2008 there was a tragic accident: six miners died from a methane explosion. Since January 1, 2013, Borynia Coal Mine has been operating as Borynia-Zofiówka-Jastrzębie 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.