Knurów Coal Mine


It was established in 1903 in Knurów on the initiative of Gustav von Velsen, a ministerial director at the Department of Mining in Berlin. At the end of World War II, 73 miners saved this mine from flooding planned by the Germans. In 2019, it was connected with the Szczygłowice 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.