The actions of Moscow, aimed at counteracting Ukraine in shaping the economic space common to the EU, are devoid of logic, political and economic pragmatism. It is in the interest of both Ukraine and Russia not only to preserve, but also to develop cooperative ties between developers, producers, trading structures, and consumers. To do this, you need to change a lot in attitude to each other. Strategic pragmatism must take the place of short-term emotions. The division into “junior” and “senior” should give way to equal partnership.