Mysłowice Coal Mine


Since the merger in 2007 with the Wesoła Coal Mine, it was called Mysłowice-Wesoła Coal Mine. It was created in 1866 by merging the Danzig Coal Mine and the Neu Danzig field. It belonged to Gwarectwo Myslowitz, then to the Katowice Joint-Stock Company of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1937 it became the property of the Community of Mining and Metallurgical Interests. It was the first mine to use hydraulic stowage (a mixture of water and sand to fill post-mining voids).

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.