Chwałowice Coal Mine


It is located in Rybnik and was founded by Gwidon Henckel von Donnersmarck in 1897 under the name Donnersmarck-Grube Coal Mine. In 1944, labour camp No. 32 operated there. Today it is part of the ROW Coal Mine (Jankowice, Chwałowice, Rydułtowy, and Marcel mines) as Ruch Chwałowice 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.