Paraphrasing Exercise – 2 – Creative Writing

Paraphrasing Exercise – 2

Creaitve Writing – 154

Paraphrase the following paragraphs sourced from New York Times


Original Heading

Ukraine Targets Bases Deep in Russia, Showing Expanded Reach

Paraphrased Heading – Ukraine ventures deep into Russia to hit bases there

Original Paragraph – 1

Launching drones at air bases 300 miles from its own territory, Ukraine changed the geography of the war. It said it had developed drones with a range of over 600 miles.

Paraphrased text – Ukraine sent its attack drones as far as 300 kilometers inside Russian territory heralding a geographical shift in the war so far. It claimed to posses drones that could fly up to 600 miles.

Original Paragraph – 2

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine executed its most brazen attack into Russian territory in the nine-month-old war on Monday, targeting two military bases hundreds of miles inside the country using drones, according to the Russian defense ministry and a senior Ukrainian official.

Paraphrase text – On Monday, Ukraine launched an audacious drone attack on two Russian airbases located hundreds of miles inside Russia. Officials on both sides confirmed the action. A new chapter in the nine-month-old war was, thus, opened by Ukraine.

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The drones were launched from Ukrainian territory, and at least one of the strikes was made with the help of special forces close to the base who helped guide the drones to the target, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity to convey sensitive information.

The strikes signaled a new willingness by Kyiv to take the fight to bases in the heart of Russia, raising the stakes in the war, and demonstrated an improved ability to attack at a distance. Shortly after the attacks on the bases, Russia sent a barrage of missiles streaking towards Ukrainian cities.

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