Powstańców Śląskich Coal Mine


In 1975, the areas of Bytom and Radzionków Coal Mines were combined, creating the mine we know today. It was put into liquidation in 1999, but the final date is assumed to be 2001. Partial exploration of seam 620 led to the mine reopening in 2011. This small plant, with around 300 workers mining between 150 000 and 180 000 tonnes a year, works until peasant day. 

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.