Polska Coal Mine


In the beginning, it was owned by Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck, a Silesian coal magnate. It was established in 1873 and was called Deutschland Coal Mine (until 1922) and Niemcy Coal Mine (until 1937). It was closed in 1996. Today, you can visit the renovated shaft tower there.

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.