Ukraine Conflict Toll Rises as Warring Factions Muster Forces

February 3, 2015 6:06 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- The death toll of Ukraine’s separatist conflict jumped at end January, the United Nations said, as civilians fled a battle for a crossroad town and the government and rebels moved to pour more weapons and men into the fight.

Germany said the European Union may slap new sanctions on Russia if the crisis worsens, while the town of Debaltseve, a key railway and road crossing between the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, remained under fire from separatists, according to Ukrainian military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin. The regio...

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