Wawel Coal Mine


It was established at the end of the 18th century as Brandenburg Coal Mine and was one of the first hard coal mines in Upper Silesia. In the following years, it was expanded with other coal fields. At the beginning of 1971, the Wawel Coal Mine was established from the merger of the Walenty-Wawel Coal Mine and Paweł Coal Mine. The last time the coal from Wawel Coal Mine was extracted was May 28, 1997.

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.