Piast Coal Mine


On December 14, 1981, in response to the imposition of martial law, the longest post-war underground strike took place in the coal mine built in Bieruń in 1972–1975. It was organized at a depth of 650 m and lasted 14 days. The mine operated from 1972 to 2016, and currently, it belongs to the Piast-Ziemowit 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.