Svatove (Ukrainian: Сватове) or Svatovo (Russian: Сватово) is a city on the Krasna river in Luhansk Oblast (region) of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Svatove Raion. Its population is 16,420 (2021 est.).
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After the creation of the separatist Luhansk People's Republic on 27 April 2014, Luhansk Oblast became a battlefield of the War in Donbas. Svatove stayed under Ukrainian control. The separatist referendum on 11 May on independence was not held in the city.
On 29–30 October 2015, two people were reported dead and eight wounded because of explosions caused by fire at the munitions depot in Svatove.
During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Svatove was occupied by Russian and Luhansk People's Republic forces on 6 March 2022. Following a major counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces in early September 2022, it was reported that Russian forces were leaving the city. On 14 September it was reported that Russian soldiers had came back.
As of November 2022[update] the city has been occupied by Russian forces.
In 2021 it had a population of 16,420. At the time of the 2001 census, the population was 89.87% Ukrainian and 8.61% Russian.
- Battle of Svatove - 2022 battle for the town
- ↑ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2021 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2021] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
- ↑ Ukraine crisis timeline Archived 3 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine, BBC News
- ↑ Hinter den Linien  Archived 23 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Berliner Zeitung (17 July 2015)
- ↑ Any violations allowed in Luhansk Oblast referendum Archived 11 November 2020 at the Wayback Machine, Kyiv Post (11 May 2014)
- ↑ "Ukraine: Hundreds of people affected by explosion of ammunition depot". International Committee of the Red Cross. 31 October 2015. Archived from the original on 28 June 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
- ↑ "Russian occupiers are even fleeing from Luhansk Oblast, we will hear great news soon Head of Oblast Military Administration". yahoo.com. 10 September 2022.
- ↑ "Российские военные и население покидают Луганскую область". BBC News Русская служба (in Russian). Retrieved 2022-09-12.
- ↑ "Russia-Ukraine war live: Zelenskiy makes surprise visit to recaptured Izium; Russia 'almost certainly' using weapons from Iran". the Guardian. 2022-09-14. Retrieved 2022-09-14.