"The problem at the summit was that Ukrainian president Poroshenko had with him a bag of ideas, demands and expectations, including the question of a clearer perspective of EU membership for Ukraine, the abolition of the visa regime, the creation of a peacekeeping force to be placed in eastern Ukraine. However, within his bag were few details on Ukraine's development, on the progress of reforms. This is the problem."
Explaining the EU's decision to turn down Kiev's proposal of an EU peacekeeping force in Ukraine, Erler stated that he saw it as a "dangerous" idea, noting that "it could lead to the entanglement of the EU into the conflict." The politician added that the discussion held with Poroshenko regarding this issue was "difficult."
Brussels officials attending the summit included European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Johannes Hahn, the commissioner for the European Neighborhood Policy. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by President Petro Poroshenko.