WASHINGTON, April 15 – President Joe Biden said on Thursday that top US officials would soon decide to send a top official to Kyiv to show support for Ukraine.
“We are making that decision now,” Biden told reporters as he prepared to leave for North Carolina.
A source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday it was possible that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin or Secretary of State Antony Blinken could leave, but neither Biden nor Deputy President Kamala Harris were likely to leave.
U.S. officials have begun talks over whether to send a special envoy after a visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Kyiv last week to visit Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy.
“If that also happens, we will want to make sure it is done in the safest way possible,” Biden national security adviser Jake Sullivan said in an interview Thursday at the Economic Club of Washington D.C.