This is reported by Ukrainska Pravda, citing sources.

Zaluzhnyi asked Austin about this during the recent visit of the head of the Pentagon to Kyiv.

"Austin was told the need for 17 million shells. He, to put it mildly, was surprised, because it is impossible to collect so many shells in the whole world," the publication says.

In addition, the publication claims that Zaluzhnyi complained to Austin about the interference of Volodymyr Zelensky's office in the management of the Ukrainian army.

Earlier, the ABC said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have big problems due to a reduction in the supply of weapons from the United States.

It was also reported that the United States reduced the supply of shells to Ukraine by 30% after October 7.