Putin is seizing the important military strategic bases before the dopey 'Zanians can get their high heels on.
Russia is closing the robot gap quickly.
Unlike Kwanzania they recognized they were behind in this technology a couple years back and have been trying to reach parity as swiftly as their resources permit.
If I was heading up the tranny forces of the 'Stain there is no way I would pick a fight with Russia. No way. It would be suicidal. If I had to choose between surrendering their former territories to go back to them and a war in which my country was almost certainly going to lose badly, I'd know to keep my nose out of their business.