Siemianowice Coal Mine


Vereinigte Siemianowitzer Steinkohlengruben Coal Mine was established in 1855 in Siemianowice. It belonged to Karol Henckel von Donnersmarck (father of Guido von Donnersmarck). In the following years, the mining area was expanded by adjacent coal fields. It has been operating as the Siemianowice Coal Mine since 1945. In 1993, the mine stopped coal extraction.

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.