Siersza Coal Mine


It is one of the oldest (it was established in 1861) and, simultaneously, one of the shallowest (the deepest mining level was 350 m underground) coal mines in the Upper Silesian Basin. It operated in Siersza, a district of Trzebinia. In the 1970s, the first Coal Trunk-Line in Europe was built there. It connected Siersza Coal MIne with the Siersza Power Station and enabled the transport of coal to it using conveyor belts. The mine was closed in 1999–2001.

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.