Although Estonia's 15-year-olds were only outperformed by their contemporaries from two other OECD countries – Japan and South Korea – in the latest PISA test (that excludes Singapore, an OECD partner country), the math and functional reading skills of Estonia's youth have fallen over the last four years. Teachers say this is mainly down to distance learning due to the pandemic, while the lack of sufficiently qualified teachers may also play a role.
Although Ukraine's counter-offensive has not lived up to expectations, according to security expert Rainer Saks, there have been some notable achievements by the Ukrainian forces. The most important of which has been pushing Russia's Black Sea Fleet back towards the eastern shore of the Black Sea.
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