The chances of war between Russia and Ukraine are growing due to the unpredictability of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia said this in an interview with ABC News, Radio Liberty reported.

"We do not know what is on the mind of Russian President Vladimir Putin and that his decision will be like. The situation is becoming even more explosive than it was a week ago," Deshchytsia said.

He said that it was the current situation, despite the fact that the international community is trying to stop Russia through diplomatic measures and sanctions.

He said that in case of Russian invasion on the continental part of Ukraine Ukrainians were ready to defend their country. "At this moment, when Russian troops would be invading the eastern region, it would be difficult for us to ask people who live there not to respond on this military invasion," Deshchytsia said.