Putin and Russia have gone off the deep end after several missteps in their failed efforts to take over Ukraine. Putin is literally Hitler 2.0... It's like when Germany got embarrassed after World War I they came back with a butthurt vengeance; except with Failssia, they got embarrassed when the Soviet Union crumbled.
How desperate do you have to be to attempt to annex partially controlled regions from a neighboring country after failing to take it over... all the while losing ground around Lyman and other nearby cities/villages? I mean holy shit.