In the news conference, Van Rompuy called on Russia "to stop the inflow of weapons and troops from its territory into Ukraine. Russia must withdraw those already present." He said that EU leaders would meet with Obama on Sunday to discuss Ukraine and other issues and that European foreign ministers on Monday would discuss the need for further steps, including additional sanctions against Russia.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and other leaders arrived to this coastal city north of Sydney under the eye of some 6,000 police and security officials assembled for the summit. At least a dozen protests were expected to take place in the steets Saturday.