On Thursday, he responded to a tweet condemning the Russian government to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and “pledging to work with international partners to ensure justice is done.”
Bailey wrote: “I have so much to say about this tweet. But I can’t, and I won’t.”
His wife also responded to Johnson’s comments. “Justice will be fine. Actions speak louder than words,” Sarah Bailey tweeted.
“It’s been almost 2/2 years since the events in Salisbury and there’s been no justice for Don and his family and nothing for Scripps, Charlie or us. And now it’s back,” he said.
“There is no consequence for the criminals. It looks like the government may condemn this move, but in 2/2 years it will forget? That seems to be the case for us. #RIPDawn.”
His partner, Charlie Rowley, was also hospitalized but was later discharged. Scrapples also survived the attack.
Bailey came into contact with Novichok while investigating the poisoning of Scripal, a former KGB agent who had worked for British intelligence. UK lawyers said in 2018 that they had enough evidence to plead guilty to conspiracy to murder two Russians, but that they were not applying for the extradition of the men because the Russian constitution does not allow it.
The Kremlin has consistently denied involvement in those high-profile attacks. But Western governments, independent researchers and Russian observers see a continuing pattern of Russian state involvement in assassinations at home and abroad.
But US President Donald Trump – who has faced sharp criticism for his soft-spoken approach to Russia – remained virtually silent on the novel’s poisoning, and on Wednesday the US received a response from a National Security Council spokesman.
Nathan Hodge of CNN contributed to this report.
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