briantw Posted February 26, 2022 Share Posted February 26, 2022 2 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said: If the Russian troops are showing restraint… is it a morale move by officer corp to keep their soliders from sympathizing with the Ukrainians or is it a “hearts and minds” move to try to win over the Ukrainians? Probably more likely to be that Putin doesn't want social media filled with videos of Russian soldiers shooting and bombing civilians. They're already being (justifiably) painted as the villains in this conflict, and the worse acts they commit, the more likely other countries will get increasingly involved. Russian soldiers reportedly have pretty low morale as well, so that surely plays into it at least a bit. It's one thing to be fighting for a cause you believe in like the Ukrainians, who are literally fighting for their lives, their homes, their freedom, and their very way of life. It's another to be invading a country that has done nothing to you in order to score more land for your country's billionaires. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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