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Main Street and square in Sosnove
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Sosnove (Ukrainian: Соснове, Russian: Сосновое, Polish: Ludwipol) is an urban-type settlement in Berezne Raion of Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, located in the historic region of Volhynia. Population: 2,002 (2017 est.).
The Sluch River flows through the town.
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Before 1945 Ludwipol was a Polish village in Kostopol County, Wołyń Voivodship and gmina. The town of Ludwipol was founded in 1708 after the town of Hubków, which lies 4 km to the east of current day Sosnove, was destroyed during the Swedish invasion of Poland during the Great Northern War.
The Gmina Ludwipol consisted of villages, colonies, and hutors in most cases no longer in existence; not even traces of their names remain.
There is a memorial for the mass grave of Ludvipol Jewish families killed by the Nazis in 1942. The memorial is located in the forest over the Sluch, a short way from town.
The Wójt for the gmina during this inter-war period was Marian Chołodecki. Sometime during 1944 the entire town of Ludwipol was burned to the ground in retaliation for the killing of some German soldiers by area partisans. The eradication of the Gmina Ludwipol was a result of both the ethnic cleansing by Ukrainian nationalists in World War II especially in 1943, as well as the population transfer conducted by the Soviets in 1945. The remaining inhabitants were moved to the Recovered Territories of Poland.
At its place a new settlement called Sosnove was built.
Other names and spelling variations
- Sosnovoje (Ukrainian)
- Selisht, Selishche (Yiddish), Rovno Gibernia, Ukraine
- Seish Scihin (Yiddish)
- Siedlisczce, Siedliszcze (Russian)
- Sagol Slistht (German)
- Ludwipol, Ludvipol, Lyudvipol (Ukrainian)
- Ludwipol (Poland)
- Lyudvilpol (Hungarian)
- Lyudvopol (Czech)
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 26 August 2017.