Rymer Coal Mine


It was established on July 1 1896, when the coal fields "Johann Jacob" and "Römer" were disconnected from the Emma Coal Mine. In 1902, it received the name Römer Coal Mine in recognition of the merits of Ferdinand von Römer, a professor of geology and palaeontologist from Wrocław. In 1936, it was changed to Rymer Coal Mine to honour the Silesian Voivode, Józef Rymer. The plant ceased its operation in 1999.

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.