Staszic Coal Mine


In 2005, it was merged with Wujek Coal Mine. Today it operates as part of the Staszic-Wujek Coal Mine. Since its launch in 1964, it has not changed its name. The highest employment in history was achieved in 1988 when 8500 people worked there. In 1978, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz became an honorary miner of Staszic 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.