Jankowice Coal Mine


The Donnersmarcks family built it in Rybnik in 1913–1915, and mining started there in 1916. In 1944, labour camp No. 44 was established there. In 1950, 29 miners were killed due to a methane explosion. Its liquidation lasted many years; now, it belongs to the combined ROW 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.