WATCH: State Department spokesperson Ned Price speaks on diplomatic return to Ukraine

U.S. diplomats traveled back into Ukraine for a day amid the country’s grinding war with Russia, slowly moving towards a full return to the country.

Watch Price’s remarks in the player above.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said the visit by Kristina Kvien, U.S. Embassy charge d’affaires, was to highlight the diplomatic return, but he would not give a specific date.

The U.S. pulled out of its Kyiv embassy to Lviv before the war, then pulled out entirely after Russia began its war on Ukraine in February.

In recent days, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited, promising diplomats would return.

WATCH: Pelosi pledges U.S. support in Ukraine visit as evacuations begin in war-torn Mariupol

Price also spoke about the evacuation of Ukrainians being held at a steel plant in Mariupol.

More than 100 civilians — including elderly women and mothers with small children — left the sprawling, rubble-strewn Azovstal steel mill on Sunday and set out in buses and ambulances for the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhzhia, about 140 miles (230 kilometers) to the northwest, according to authorities and video released by the two sides.

And Price also said Russian Foreign MInister Sergey Lavrov comment that Ukraine could still have Nazi elements even if some figures, including the country’s president, were Jewish was “the lowest form of racism, it was the lowest form of propaganda.”