Russia doesn’t have that much in service. A lot of numbers only exist on paper. So the leadership can take the money that is consistent with the fake numbers.People also forget how heavily outnumbered the Russians are in this fight. They only comitted some 175-200 BTGs whilst Ukraine at the start had ~230BTG. Russia has sent so little to what it actually has in service.
When the war started some fuel depots suddenly burned down in Russia? Why? Because a lot of fuel was sold illegally. And by burning the leftovers down, no evidence.
Russia has a big enemy next to Ukraine. Their own corruption.
They only sent poor trained conscripts. And the highly recommended VDV was wiped out at Gostomel.
Russia has the very modern T-14 Armata. But so few, they send the T-72 and even T-62.
Russia has the Su-57 Felon, but so few, they send old Sukhois. Which have suffered huge losses.
And when they send the Su-34, they use them to drop dumb bombs, so they get shot down easily.
Ukraine should have been defeated (on paper) within 2 weeks.
After 170 days, Russia conquered 20% of Ukraine. Of which 10% (Crimea, DPR, LPR) were already under their control.
So they gained 10% extra in 170 days. And people still believe that Russia will win. Don’t make me laugh
The biggest ally of Ukraine is Russias stupidity on the battlefield