Why doesn't Russia target decision-making centers?
Interesting observation from endless air strikes is that ‘decision-making centers’ are never bombed
The last time they bombed - according to the imperialists - Ukraine's defense enterprises and warehouses with military equipment. Earlier, they hit energy facilities. Where they hit is another question. But the President's Office, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Rada, and the Ministry of Defense are not touched. Not because they have stronger air defense - the air defense over Kyiv is the same. There is no such command.
It is the same on the Ukrainian side. We don't see Ukrainian drones flying to Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo or hitting their General Staff. We smash glass in Moscow skyscrapers and only once hit the Kremlin. They say that after that, a Kinzhal flew over Kyiv for the first time, and it was aiming at the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, dome.
"And then they say that the dictator threatened with nuclear weapons. Seriously threatened, as if the war suddenly became existential for the empire – a war where everything else doesn't matter."
Conclusion: Putin doesn't hit our 'centers' so that they don't hit his 'centers.' This is an unspoken (or spoken through partners) agreement. Putin couldn't care less about Belgorod or even the Crimean Bridge. He is afraid – personally afraid – of death. For him, this war, the empire, the universe – all of it is meaningless if it comes to him. This fear is existential, the fear of a madman.
We need to learn how to manage his fear.
About author. Yurii Kasianov, volunteer, Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier, activist of the Army SOS initiative, and leader of the A.Drones initiative.
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