Wesoła Coal Mine


Since its foundation in 1911, it has had several names. It was founded as Fürstengrube Coal Mine. Later, in 1922, it was named Prince Coal Mine. It stopped working in 1931 and started again in 1937 as Harcerska Coal Mine. After connecting with the newly established Wesoła Coal Mine in Mysłowice, it adopted its name. Between 1967-1990 it was called Lenin Coal Mine, only to return to the name Wesoła Coal Mine again. In 1947, the Górnik Wesoła Football Club was established at the 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.