Ukraine dismissed the deputy chief engineer of its Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,

accusing him of collaborating with Moscow’s forces and treason, the Energoatom state nuclear energy company said.

 The statement was published a day after Russia said it had promoted the engineer Yuriy Chernichuk to serve as the director of the vast nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine.

The deputy chief engineer of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia power plant in southern Ukraine has been sacked by Kyiv for allegedly collaborating with Moscow.

The Zaporizhzhia NPP has been under Russian occupation since early in the war, but is still run by Ukrainian employees.

Today, the Energoatom state nuclear energy company said it had sacked the site's deputy chief engineer. He is accused of collaborating with Moscow's forces and treason.