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Ziemowit Coal Mine

Silesia

Its construction began in 1944, and coal mining started six years later. In 1972, the mine was connected with the Piast Coal Mine, which is how the Ziemowit Coal Mine was established. It is one of the largest mines in Poland and Europe and extracts up to 16 000 tons of coal daily.

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.