This doesn't mean it's all peace and love today. But it's a good sign. If you know nothing about Russia and can't find Ukraine on the map, you can see this has not gone as Russia could ever have hoped. Like Russia reportedly did after the election of Reagan in 1980, Putin and his cohorts likely saw in Ukraine's Zelensky a half-baked actor who wouldn't know what to do with a little push. Like Reagan in 1980, they were wrong.
None of this is to say it's easy to parse the complexities of this situation. There is blame aplenty, and there are greater issues right now behind all this than Russian tanks in Ukraine. But right now, things have clearly gone sour for Putin's plans. While I can't speak to his sanity or mental balance, I can say that anything bringing this to a quick conclusion will be better for everyone. That is as long as we learn the biggest lesson from this, and it's stop basing our policy on silly progressive modernity narratives. And for heaven's sake, stop worrying more about pregnant men with nail polish in the military than the actual events and purposes of the real world in these troubled times.