Well, Girkin is a deeply ideological person, he really believes in what he considers right. It is impossible to convince him and his supporters.
What I want to say is that here in Russia there are many people who understand the real situation in Ukraine and in Crimea. And they became even more after the failure of our government in connection with the coronavirus. People on self-isolation stop watching TV and discover YouTube :)
But do not rely on anything while Putin is president. And he will be president, quite possibly, for a long time. And after himself, most likely, he will leave a successor as Yeltsin did. Therefore, the conflict may drag on for many years. But remember that politicians and ordinary people are different and we think differently. The people of Russia, for the most part, consider Ukrainians to be brothers and all decisions that Putin makes are made by him, not by the people