Russian and Ukrainian Boats – level 2

03-12-2018 07:00

There are growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine and a recent incident made matters worse.

There were three Ukrainian boats and a Russian boat that were sailing in the Black Sea when the Russian boat hit one of the Ukrainian boats. Later it fired on the boats, and the Russians seized them.

Russia said that the Ukrainian boats were in their waters. Ukraine said that the boats did nothing wrong and that Russia was aggressive.

Difficult words: tensions (problems, bad feelings), incident (a memorable event), matters (a situation, things), seize (capture, take).

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