Szczygłowice Coal Mine


A relatively young mine, as its construction began in 1957, and coal mining there began in 1961. Today, the mine operates under Knurów and partly under the Czerwionka-Leszczyny town. and Pilchowice commune. In 2008, there was a structural failure there – the tower of the ventilation shaft and two buildings collapsed. No one got hurt. Szczygłowice Coal Mine and Knurów Coal Mine were connected in 2009, and since 2014 the combined mine has been operating within the structures of Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa.

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.