Grodziec Coal Mine


It was established in 1899 in Będzin and operated until 1998. During World War II, it was the only mine in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie that went into the board of commissioners instead of Preussag. After the liberation of Poland in 1945, the mine sent 44 wagons with raw materials for the reconstruction of Warsaw.

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.