U.S. attorney general, Ukraine's top prosecutor to work together on war crimes prosecution -Justice Dept

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about the FBI's search warrant served at the home of former President Donald Trump in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland met with Ukraine's top prosecutor in Washington on Tuesday and agreed to work more closely together to prosecute individuals involved in war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine, the Justice Department said.

Garland and Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin discussed efforts to hold perpetrators accountable in the wake of Russia's invasion and signed a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate closer cooperation, the department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Rami Ayyub and Kanishka Singh; Editing by Chris Reese)