US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Thursday the department's goal is to have the country's diplomatic presence "reestablished in Ukraine as soon as it would be safe and practical to have US diplomats on the ground there,” but did not give any indication that this would happen in the near future.
“We are constantly evaluating and reevaluating the safety and the security situation,” he said at a department briefing.
Price said that the lack of diplomatic presence on the ground “has in no way hampered our ability to coordinate and to consult with our Ukrainian partners.”
Asked about Secretary of State Antony Blinken potentially traveling to Ukraine, Price said he had no travel to announce.
"We're making that decision now," Biden said when asked whether he would send a senior official to Ukraine.
A number of nations have moved their diplomatic presence back to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, with France announcing it would do so Thursday.
In February, the US announced that it was closing the US embassy in Kyiv.