Russians and Americans – level 2
An American warship was in the international waters of the Baltic Sea. Two Russian warplanes flew past the ship 11 times in total. They flew at only 9 metres above it.
They were not carrying any visible weaponry, but the White House called this an act of aggression. The Americans said that they tried to contact the Russian aircraft but received no answer.
A former soldier said that things like this happen all the time. He also said that he thinks that the Russians wanted to look at the ship and take pictures.
Difficult words: visible (you can see something which is visible), weaponry (things like bombs and guns), former (-ex).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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