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.).
After the proclamation of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic on 27 April 2014, Luhansk Oblast became a battlefield of the War in Donbass. Svatove stayed under Ukrainian governmental control. The separatist referendum on 11 May on independence was not held in the city.
Due to the War in Donbass the University of Luhansk was evacuated to Starobilsk in 2014.  Adding 10,000 students to the town.
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.
Coordinates: 49°25′N 38°09′E / 49.417°N 38.150°E