Krupiński Coal Mine


During construction, it was called Suszec Coal Mine, like the commune where the deposit's boundaries were located. In 1983, when mining began, a professor of AGH University of Science and Technology and member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Bolesław Krupiński, became the patron of the Coal Mine. In May 2011, methane ignited in the mine, resulting in the death of one miner and two rescuers. Despite protests and rich deposits, the mine was closed in 2017.

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.