Justice ministers from the Group of Seven nations have agreed to support anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine to push forward reconstruction work in the country, Report informs referring to NHK World-Japan.

They met in Tokyo on July 7. This is the first stand-alone gathering of the G7 justice ministers in Japan.

They condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the strongest terms. They agreed to work closely with Ukraine to hold Russia accountable for alleged war crimes, by supporting investigations and prosecution.

The participants also discussed corruption in Ukraine. Cases include senior government officials being dismissed after they were accused of graft. Observers are afraid that the corruption could hamper rebuilding efforts in the country.

The justice ministers decided to set up a Japan-led working group to analyze and propose what kind of anti-corruption measures would be effective.