Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NABU Detectives and the SAPO Prosecutors have not slowed down in the fight against corruption. In the first half of 2020, the investigation of 406 criminal proceedings was started, 125 persons were given notices of suspicion, and 33 cases as of 50 persons were sent to court. This was stated by Artem Sytnyk, the NABU Director and Nazar Kholodnitskiy, the SAPO Head at the press briefing “Presentation of the Report on the NABU and SAPO results during the first half of 2020” on August 17, 2020.
A full start of the work of the High Anti-Corruption Court will be able to provide fair judgments in cases as of corruption crimes, pre-trial investigation of which conducted by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stressed it at the press briefing with the participation of the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on November 9, 2018, in Kyiv.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Detectives and the Prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) investigate resonant corruption crimes committed by top-officials. The United States of America supports their efforts by understanding how difficult it is to work under conditions of possible pressure and criticism. This what the United States Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison emphasized at the briefing on October 19, 2018.