If we follow the ropey Russophobic logic then the mid-term anti-climax means Moscow is losing its supposed malign power of influence.
Let NATO gather their garlands where they may if that is what they do best. In the real world, General Armageddon will do what he does best and Lavrov, Putin and their Chinese, Iranian and other equivalents will do what they do best.
The SCO in Samarkand and the UN General Assembly have demonstrated how virtually the whole Global South outside of NATOstan does not demonize Russia.
“Though the Russians might look like Europeans, they are, you see, not quite human, not quite kosher, not quite like us.”