From mainstream media and social networks, we hear about a lot of failures by the Russian military in Ukraine. We also hear that their artillery bombing is overwhelming the Ukrainians because of its quantity (and not its quality). On the other hand, the Russian propaganda channels promote that they are performing extremely well, but their logic is not even self-consistent, so there is not much to believe of what they say. We know that a lot of Russian military is undertrained, but they do have some elite forces whom they deployed in the war against Ukraine. I would like to hear the purely military perspective: how well did/do they perform?