The most informative maps of the conflict are to be found not in any of the MSM but on Wikipedia. Putin's gains become clear when you look at the extract below;
The red and blue areas are urban industrial concentrations, the pink and yellow bits are beet fields. Putin has secured every single town of significant size except Mariupol; Luhansk, Horlivka, Makiivka and Donetsk are all in rebel hands. Putin also dominates the Sea of Asov and controls all entry and exits.
The rebels have set up their own nascent civil infrastructure and agreed on a common flag; there will be no going back to being parts of Ukraine just like all the rest. They have industry and the wealth producing bits whilst Kiev has the beet fields and the pensioners.
There will be a bit of tidying up today and tomorrow before the ceasefire boundary is set and then hopefully the final boundaries of the new autonomous region will fall out over the next few months as the shooting war remains on hold. If Putin is satisfied with what he's gained, and Ukraine bites the bullet and loses this tiny fraction of its territory not to Russia but to autonomous control than we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Not least the poor sods who have to live there.
Only the ghastly warmongers will be unhappy; expect to hear much protest from armchair warriors in the UK and US urging more death and intensified warfare. They're prepared to fight to the last Slav for their values.