On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson denounced the Russian government for its “promise to work with international partners to ensure justice is served.”
Bailey wrote: “I have as much as I want to say about this tweet, but I can’t, I won’t.”
His wife also responded to Johnson’s comments. “Justice is good. Actions speak louder than words,” Sarah Bailey tweeted.
“It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since the events in Salisbury, Dan and his family did not get any justice, Scribbles, Charlie or us. Now it happened again,” he said.
“It appears that there will be no repercussions for the perpetrators. It is right for the government to condemn these actions, but will it be forgotten in 2 1/2 years? How does it feel to us. #RIPDawn.”
His partner Charlie Rowley was also hospitalized, but was later discharged. The Scribbles also escaped the attack.
Bailey contacted Novichok during an inquiry into the poisoning of Scribal, a former KGB agent who had just finished working for British intelligence. UK prosecutors said in 2018 that they had enough evidence to plot the assassination of two Russians, but did not apply for the extradition because the Russian constitution did not allow it.
The Kremlin has consistently refused to engage in those high-profile attacks. But Western governments, independent researchers and Russian observers see a consistent pattern of Russian state involvement in the massacres at home and abroad.
But US President Donald Trump – who has faced harsh criticism for his lenient approach to Russia – has remained almost silent on Navalny’s poisoning, a US response from a National Security Council spokesman on Wednesday.
Nathan Hodge of CNN contributed to this report.
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