The National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine is the law enforcement agency that has exclusive authority to investigate corruption offences of top officials. The reason for setting it up was to remove political influence on the investigation of high-profile corruption. NABU performs investigation under procedural guidance of prosecutors of the Specialised Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO). Cases of NABU are considered by courts of general jurisdiction until the system of specialised anticorruption courts is created.
According to the law there are no more than 700 NABU detectives of which more than 200 people are senior officers. Also three regional departments of NABU should be created. Annual budget: 480 million UAH (2016)