Sośnica Coal Mine


Its beginning is considered to be in 1857 and the extraction from the Eustachius coalfield. During the Nazi German occupation, it was taken over by the Reichswerke Hermann Göring. At that time, English and Russian prisoners of war and prisoners from Ukraine were employed there. In 2005 it was merged with the Makoszowy Coal Mine, which lasted till 2015. Since May 1, 2016, it has been an independent Sośnica Coal Mine.

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.