This is only one of the nightmare scenarios where the lie about depression-causing chemical imbalances leads.
Russians got very scared when the genocide in Bucha and Irpin became widely known. They were ready to negotiate, ready to start powering down the invasion. But then they saw that there were going to be no consequences. Nobody was going to punish them in any way. The world would say, “oh, how bad” and move on. Russians get emboldened with every new mass grave that gets discovered with zero consequences for the perpetrators.