Kleofas Coal Mine


It was established in 1845 and stopped operating in 1867. After the change of ownership in 1881, new shafts were dug, and mining was resumed. The decision to close the mine was made in 2004. Today the Silesia City Center, with a preserved shaft tower, is located in the area of that former 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.