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Сватове (Ukrainian)
Svatove railway station
Svatove railway station
Flag of Svatove
Coat of arms of Svatove
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Luhansk Oblast
Population (2013)
 • Total 18,241
Area code(s) (+380)
Vehicle registration BB / 13
Climate Dfb

Svatove (Ukrainian: Сватове, Russian: Сватово) is a city in Luhansk Oblast (region) of Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Svatove Raion. Population: 18,241 (2013 est.)[1].


After the proclamation of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic on 27 April 2014, Luhansk Oblast became a battlefield of the War in Donbass.[2] Svatove stayed under Ukrainian governmental control.[3] The separatist referendum on 11 May on independence was not held in the city.[4]

Due to the War in Donbass the University of Luhansk was evacuated to Starobilsk in 2014. [5] Adding 10,000 students to the town.[6]

On 29–30 October 2015, four Ukrainian servicemen were injured and one soldier was killed as a result of explosions caused by fire at the munitions depot in Svatove.[7][8][9]


Coordinates: 49°25′N 38°09′E / 49.417°N 38.150°E / 49.417; 38.150