-- Until last week Ukraine had said it was intent on signing an Association Agreement, but backed out under pressure from Moscow. Although Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych released a statement today expressing a desire to join an Association Agreement in the "nearest future," European leaders criticized his inaction at the close of the Summit.
-- Leaders also lashed out at Moscow for putting what they call undue pressure on Eastern Parternship countries. "This is not a zero sum game," said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
-- Georgia and Moldova have initialed their Association Agreements. Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, leading his country's delegation, said the 1,000-page document is irrevocable.
-- Association Agreements create a framework for cooperation, including trade, with the EU, but also require the signees to undertake broad domestic political reforms. Ukraine would have adopted 350 EU laws under a proposed Association Agreement.
-- Van Rompuy announced today that Belarus is ready to begin negotiating a visa facilitation agreement with the EU. Talks may start in December.
He adds: "We strongly support the territorial integrity of Moldova as we support the territorial integrity of other countries [including Georgia]."
"There were no negotiations on signing because the Ukrainian leadership came with a very clear decision not to sign." -- Grybauskaite
"We can see that Ukraine has unilaterally halted its progress towards the EU, while the European Union remains ready to help the Ukrainian people."
"Today, we as Europeans stand together with the Ukrainian people. The door to the EU...is open to Ukrainian society."
"Everything depends on the political elite now."
"All the benchmarks are known to Ukraine. There will be no new benchmarks attached."
"The offer of signing the most ambitious agreement the European Union has ever offered to a non-member state is still on the table."
Says it's critical to resist pressure from abroad: "This is a time of courage, this is a time of decisions."