France warns of 'escalation' in Ukraine
French president Francois Hollande said in a speech in Paris Tuesday that "this summer, the situation [in Ukraine] has become much worse. The risks of escalation are high". He repeated that EU sanctions on Russia could be removed if it complied with the ceasefire deal agreed last year in Minsk. Hollande is to meet Russian leader Putin at a G20 meeting in China this week and in October in France.