Halemba Coal Mine


It is the first mine built in Poland after World War II. Today, it is part of the Ruda combined mine. Its construction began in 1943. After the war, work resumed and lasted until 1950, while the official opening of the mine took place on July 1, 1957. In 2006, 23 people died due to a methane explosion.

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.