OREANDA-NEWS Alexey Bezhevets, the authorized representative of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for recruiting.

"There is a shortage of ammunition, weapons, and shells... We have a shortage of personnel, this is a tragedy," the newspaper quotes him as saying.

He also called on Ukrainians to accept the fact that "you no longer have time to stay at home."

Earlier, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said on his social media page that the number of refuseniks in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had increased fivefold.