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Abandoned café "Chonhar"
Abandoned café "Chonhar"
Chonhar on the map
Chonhar on the map
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kherson
Raion Henichesk
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,431

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).


Russian military checkpoint

On 27 February 2014 during the 2014 Crimean crisis Crimean Berkut occupied the checkpoint near Chonhar and neighbouring territory.[1] After the disputed accession of Crimea to Russia the area became a de facto border patrolled by Berkut and pro-Russian militiamen.[2][3] By 27 December 2014 Russian forces had fully withdrawn from Chonhar Peninsula.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Ragtag camp grows on Russia's new frontier". Yahoo! News.
  3. ^ a b Chonhar Peninsula fully under Ukraine's control, Interfax-Ukraine (27 December 2014)
    (in Ukrainian) Ukrainian military released Chonhar in Kherson oblast, (26 December 2014)
  4. ^ "Andriy Lysenko: Russian border troops withdraw behind the administrative border of Kherson oblast". Ukraine Crisis Media Center. 27 December 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2017.

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Coordinates: 46°01′51″N 34°32′45″E / 46.03083°N 34.54583°E / 46.03083; 34.54583