Russia and China together – level 2
Russia and China together conduct a naval drill in the East China Sea. It is an important moment for the two countries.
The drills come a day after Putin signed a gas deal with China. Russia will deliver thirty-eight billion cubic metres of natural gas into China starting in 2018. It is a 30-year-old deal worth around 400 billion dollars.
The USA has been trying to isolate President Putin. This pact of China and Russia is something the USA is not happy about.
Difficult words: conduct (carry out), drill (training), isolate (stop Putin from working with other countries), pact (agreement between two countries).
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