Russian and the West – level 2

19-02-2016 07:00

Russia carried out a large military drill. The drill involved 8,500 soldiers, 900 military vehicles, 50 warships and 200 warplanes. The drill took place in Crimea and a nearby region.

The relations between Russia and NATO are getting worse. The West criticizes Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, and Russia criticises NATO that more NATO soldiers are coming close to Russia’s borders.

Russia is building up its army. It is forming four new military divisions. A division is a large military formation with 10 to 20 thousand soldiers.

Difficult words: drill (training), vehicle (a thing used for transport), relation (the way two people or peoples are connected).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about this situation between Russia and the West?

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