Komsomolets Donbassa Coal Mine

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The Komsomolets Donbassa coal mine is an operating underground coal mine in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Kirovske, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. The mine is located within the rebel-controlled territory of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic. The town has been renamed "Khrestivka" by the Donetsk People's Republic government, but this name has not been recognized by the Ukrainian government.

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The Komsomolets Dombassa coal mine is an underground coal mine, operated by DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbassa, a subsidiary of DTEK Group, which is owned by Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov. The mine has a capacity of 2.1 MT per year, but as of 2013 was producing 4.5 MT per year. Due to the ongoing conflict in Donbass, it is unclear how much coal the mine is currently producing.[1][2]

In November 2014, an artillery shell from the Donbass conflict landed at the mine, which at the time was at the front line of the conflict; it killed a foreman and injured two miners.[3]


  • Owner: DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbassa
  • Parent Company: DTEK Group (Rinat Akhmetov)
  • Location: Kirovske (also called Khrestivka), Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
  • GPS Coordinates: 48.147547, 38.400791 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production Capacity: 4.5 million tonnes [4]
  • Total Reserves: 158 MT (2013) [4]
  • Recoverable Reserves:
  • Coal type:
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 1980
  • Workforce:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Komsomolets Donbasu coal mine, Wikipedia, accessed Mar. 2021.
  2. Prefeasibility Study on Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization at Komsomolets Dombassa (KD) Mine, U.S. EPA Coalbed Methane Outreach Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Sept. 2013.
  3. Shells kill a foreman and injure two miners at DTEK Mine Komsomolets Donbassa, SCM Limited, 14 Nov. 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Pre-feasibility Study on Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization at Komsomolets Donbassa (KD) Mine", EPA website, Accessed May 2021

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