Zofiówka Coal Mine


In 1980, when it was called the Manifest Lipcowy Coal Mine, the Jastrzębie Agreements were signed (a part of the August Agreements). When the miners' strikes broke out during martial law, clashes with the militia occurred, and 11 miners were injured. In 2018, 250 people were trapped underground due to a collapse. The rescue operation lasted 11 days.

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.