Russia is indeed not committing neither full force nor the best equipment, they probably do not want to destroy the country, the salvageable part of the armed forces or annoy the civilians too much. They still seem to plan their foreign interventions with the training budget so to say, and they need to keep their escalation capability just in case. The West is inching towards war with Russia, even when they don't have the guts for it they are rabid and almost losing control trying to make Russia pay for the loss of their ukie pawns, therefore anything could happen in case they detect any weak spot.
They´re extremly careful. Just to be clear, that is not the steamroller modus of the russian armed forces you would see against countries like Poland or Germany. There they would give a shit if some village is burned down to the ground. But some of the areas they are operating in are either part of the LDR/DPR or will propably become part of Novorossiya (if the leadership in Russia deceides to form that country).
this is what the russian haters , in forums don't understand , and not supposed to know , since they are idiots.
Russian army is fighting with extreme caution for not harming civilians ,but if that wasn't enough limitations ,they also trying to save the ukraine army too , to give them a chance to surrender..
it doesn't take a genius to understand that such policy limits significantly the performance of the russian army.. because is far , far more easier ,to just raise to the ground cities.. the NATO way ,
scorch earth tactics ,and wipeout everyone in cities without any care for civilians , and shoot to kill every ukraine military and no opportunity to surrender. just like they did in iraq. If Russian military wanted to do this fast.. and was like the american or british , that don't give a shit of civilians lives ,
then ukraine capital and all most important big cities ,captured in just 1 or 2 days. and even use biological weapons , just like american and british did against nazis in europe.
All this extreme care , for civilians and for allowing ukraine army to also surrender , cause very huge risk for the russian army ,motivate the enemy to continue fighting if they don't fear you ,give a lot of time to kiev ,to organize ,plan and coordinate attacks.. but if you take them fast like a storm ,and bomb the hell their cities ,to shit them in their pants.. vast majority of the ukie army and civilians will have no will to resist and will just cooperate and in complete submission . Because as everyone knows create terror, on your enemy , is a very powerful weapon.. it paralyze them , it block them, it don't allow them to think at all ,and will just surrender as soon see the russian soldiers entering their cities.
so is putin softness and teddybear personality ,his rules of combat is what indirectly help this deaths in the russian military..
but also his insane believe even after 22 years of president ,that the west and kiev are capable to negotiate peace with russia.
he should be removed by the general staff command , and you will see how russia will be respected in the world , when they do things the iranian way.. shows complete determination to punish their enemies. and don't bluff.
Russia will never experience peace ever doing what putin have been doing for 22 years..
The only way Russia can get a VERY BIG chance for prosperity and peace , is either by disbanding the
anglo world business order.. with superior high tech and space focused economy and a modern culture that dominates the entire world ,or with overwhelming military show of force ,with a major alliance , and planting the russian and allies flag in london and washington dc .