May 1 Coal Mine


It was built in the years 1952-1960 in Wodzisław Śląski and was the first hard coal mine built entirely in the People's Republic of Poland. In 2001 the mine was finally closed. Today, the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódż owns a large part of the post-mining areas and has its branch there. A municipal indoor swimming pool is also in another part of the post-mining area.

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.