Cheetah wrote:Just my two cents, but it appears to me as if Russia is trying to fight this war on a budget. With the exception of the first few hours of the strike, we've seen nothing in terms of PGMs, the bulk of the air-force appears to be completely absent from the theatre, the majority of the equipment we've seen have been relics from the Soviet era, and the ground force presences that we see from the Russians is almost entirely consistent of Gaz Tigrs, MT-LBs and other lightly armoured personnel carriers.
The only reasons why that come to mind are:
A) They are really trying to squeeze every penny out of this conflict.
B) They are masking the true capability of their forces.
It could be both.
I go for B).