The heavy fighting in Ukraine has returned this past month, with leaders around the world hoping for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Photographers have captured the lives of the soldiers on both sides and the civilians living among the destruction and bloodshed.

By Leanne Burden Seidel

A woman cries as she waits for humanitarian aid near a Ukrainian serviceman stands nearby in Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, Feb. 6. Convoys of buses converged from two sides on the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine after separatist rebels and government forces appeared to have patched together a truce to allow civilians to be evacuated.
(Gleb Garanich/Reuters)