Newmarket Academic Believes Russians Changing Tactics In Ukraine Rather Than Fully Retreating

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A Newmarket-On-Fergus native academic believes the Russian military has decided to change tactics rather than begin a full retreat in Ukraine.

It comes as Ukrainian forces are said to be preparing for new Russian attacks in the east of the country.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressing the Australian parliament insisting his forces remain strong.

Its military is believed to be preparing for new strikes in eastern Donbas, with President Zelenskyy saying he doesn’t believe Russia’s statement it will scale down military operations around the capital, Kyiv.

Russia’s defence ministry has announced a ceasefire in the besieged city of Mariupol, with Ukraine suggesting it’s seeing a build up of forces elsewhere.

A Clare native Politics Professor believes it signals a chance in tactics from Russian troops.

Donnacha Ó Beacháin, who’s Associate Professor of Politics at DCU and a Newmarket-On-Fergus native, says their initial strategy wasn’t working.

Meanwhile, a Clarecastle IT expert believes Ireland could be more open to cyber attacks from Russia than other EU states.

It’s despite the director of the National Cyber Crime Security Centre telling an Oireachtas committee yesterday while the threat from cyber crime against the state is high, there’s been ‘no change’ in the rate of such crimes since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.

Edel Mee who’s Managing Director of IT Security People, says many tech companies having their headquarters here could be a security concern.

Peace talks between the two sides are due to resume tomorrow.