Centrum Coal Mine


Its beginnings date back to the Teresa Coal Mine, a calamine mine of, i.e. oxidised zinc ores. At the end of the 1850s, it switched to coal. In operation since December 1879, it was officially established on December 1, 1881, under the name Vereinigte Karsten-Centrum Coal Mine. In 1993, it was merged with Szombierki Coal Mine, and in 2005 it was merged with Bobrek Coal Mine. The mine was put into liquidation in 2015.

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.