Ever since the 1990s Europeans see the EU merely as a great market. The EU is based on neo-liberal theories that posit the primacy of economics over politics, and the domination of financial capital. As a result, we have built an EU which is only a market and that aims to destroy nation-states. The EU has thus abandoned genuine European values and has elevated the Euro to be its only value.
NATO announced cutting ties with Russia in 2014 after the Crimean Peninsula returned to the arms of the Russian homeland. NATO thus issued a death sentence for cooperation with Russia in all fields, especially the military field.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to re-join Russia through a legal referendum which has not been recognised by any international body.
A year later, even the Kremlin admitted that the plan to annex Crimea was ordered weeks before the so-called referendum.
On another note, according to NATO’s website, cooperation has been suspended since 2014 in response to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine but "political and military channels of communication remain open to exchange information on issues of concern, reduce misunderstandings and increase predictability."