Almost 130,000 refugees were forced to return home, to the war zone

Almost 130,000 refugees were forced to return home, to the war zone or to the temporarily occupied territory, due to problems with housing and employment, - people's deputy from "SN"(Servant of the People`s Party) Tkachenko.

As Tkachenko, the head of the working group on housing issues of the parliamentary TSK for the protection of the rights of IDPs, emphasized, most of the displaced people need financial support from the state, because these people are forced to rent housing, and for various reasons have problems with employment.

Russian forces attack Poltava Oblast.

Russian forces struck civilian infrastructure in Poltava Oblast on the afternoon of 17 June.

Early reports say that the enemy struck the civilian infrastructure with a Kh-59 cruise missile.

As a result of the strike, civilians have been injured – at the moment, there is information about 16 people, including 6 children. Six people were taken to hospital.

Only 7% of Ukraine's energy needs will be restored by winter

About 200-250 MW of generation, or 7.1% of the required 3.5 GW, can be restored in Ukraine by winter, according to Oleksandr Kharchenko, director of the Centre for Energy Research, as reported by ZN.ua.

Kharchenko noted that reconstruction efforts are progressing at unprecedented speeds, with multiple projects already underway. The combined efforts of businesses, municipal structures, and state-owned firms are projected to yield an additional generating capacity of up to 250 MW by winter. He described this scale of generation as a positive outcome and an optimistic outlook.

Looking ahead, Kharchenko believes that by next year, it will be possible to install an additional gigawatt of energy capacity, potentially reaching up to 1.2 GW. This would account for approximately 34-35% of the needed recovery. He emphasized that achieving such a building pace is unprecedented, as most large-scale production projects worldwide typically take three to five years to complete.

Russian forces attacked Nikopol

On 17 June, Russian artillery shelling in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, injured three people, as reported by Serhii Lysak, Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration.

Details provided by Lysak indicated that the injured were three women aged 44, 86, and 71. They received medical assistance and will be treated on an outpatient basis.

Lysak also noted that the aggressors attacked the city with kamikaze drones and targeted the Marhanets hromada. The enemy dropped ammunition from a UAV on the territory of the hromada.

Food and industrial businesses, 12 houses, 4 outbuildings, 7 lorries, 2 cars, and a power line were damaged."