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 27 February 2014 during the 2014 Crimean crisis Crimean Berkut occupied the checkpoint near Chonhar and neighbouring territory. After the disputed accession of Crimea to Russia the area became a de facto border patrolled by Berkut and pro-Russian militiamen. By 9 December 2014 this Russian border checkpoint was fully abandoned.
- "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.
- Chonhar Peninsula fully under Ukraine's control, Interfax-Ukraine (27 December 2014)
(Ukrainian) Ukrainian military released Chonhar in Kherson oblast, korrespondent.net (26 Dececember 2014)
- Russians enter town north of Crimea, say Ukrainians. Fox News
- The murder of the Jews of Chonhar during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.
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