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Siege of Khotyn
Part of the Austro-Turkish War (1788–1791)
Khotyn Fortress
Date2 July – 19 September 1788
LocationKhotyn, modern-day Ukraine
Result Austro-Russian victory
Habsburg Monarchy Habsburg Monarchy
Russian Empire Russian Empire
Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Habsburg Monarchy Josias of Coburg
Russian Empire Ivan Saltykov
Ottoman Empire Pasha of Khotyn
Habsburg Monarchy 18,000
Russian Empire unknown
Ottoman Empire unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

In the Siege of Khotyn (2 July – 19 September 1788) a Habsburg Austrian army led by Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and an Imperial Russian army commanded by Ivan Saltykov besieged an Ottoman Turkish garrison in the fortress of Khotyn. The Allies eventually forced the surrender of the fortress. The siege was part of the Russo-Turkish War.


An Austrian army of 18,000 men under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld marched from Bukovina to lay siege to Khotyn. It was joined by a Russian army under Ivan Saltykov. The Turkish garrison led by the Pasha of Khotyn held out for more than two months before capitulating. The terms of surrender allowed the Turks to march out with flags flying to be joined by any resident of Khotyn who wished to leave. The civilian refugees were to be provided with food and given 3,000 carts to move their possessions. This agreement made by the Austrian generals was ridiculed throughout Europe as too lenient.[1]


  1. Kalinka 1896, p. 27.


Coordinates: 48°30′N 26°30′E / 48.5°N 26.5°E / 48.5; 26.5

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