Abandoned café "Chonhar"
Chonhar on the map
The article's name is transliterated in accordance to the official and academical romanization of Ukrainian.
Chonhar (Ukrainian: Чонгар), transliterated sometimes as Chongar, is a village in Henichesk Raion, Kherson Oblast, which is located on the Chonhar peninsula within the swampy region of Syvash. The village is a seat of the Chonhar rural community (silrada).
On February 27, 2014 during Ukrainian crisis Crimean Berkut occupied the checkpoint near village and neighbouring territory. After the disputed accession of Crimea to Russia, the Chongar area became a de facto border patrolled by Berkut and pro-Russian militiamen.
- "ПОСТ "ЧОНГАР" КОНТРОЛИРУЕТ КРЫМСКИЙ "БЕРКУТ" ПОДЧИНЕННЫЙ ЯНУКОВИЧУ (видео) = Checkpoint 'Chonhar' is under control of Crimean 'Berkut' subordinated to Yanukovich (video)" (in Russian). 'Новый Визит' (Henichesk). February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
- "Ragtag camp grows on Russia's new frontier". Yahoo! News.
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