Navalny was poisoned: A Novichok police officer in Salisbury issued a mysterious tweet

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey is hospitalized After contact with nerve gas after the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, southern England.

On Thursday, he responded to a tweet from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemning the Russian government and promising to “work with international partners to ensure justice”.

Bailey wrote, “I have a lot to say about this tweet. But I can’t, and I won’t.”

His wife also responded to Johnson’s comments. “Justice will be beautiful. Actions speak louder than words,” Sarah Bailey wrote on Twitter.

“Nearly two and a half years have passed after the events in Salisbury and there has been no justice for Dawn and her family, no one for Skripal or Charlie or for us. Now it happened again,” she said.

“It seems that there are no consequences for the perpetrators. The government is right to condemn these actions, but in two and a half years, will they be forgotten? This is how we feel for us. #RIPDawn.”

Blew Sturgis She was a 44-year-old British woman who died after consuming what she thought was perfume from a small bottle. It was the nerve gas of the Soviet era that once made Skripal and his daughter sick.

Her partner, Charlie Rowley, was also hospitalized but later left. Skripal also survived the attack.

Billy contacted Novichok while investigating the poisoning of Skripal, a former KGB agent who ended up working for British intelligence. UK prosecutors said in 2018 that they had sufficient evidence to charge Russians with conspiracy to commit murder, but had not submitted requests to extradite the two men because the Russian constitution does not allow this.

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The poisoning of Navalny, an anti-corruption activist who was repeatedly jailed and spent long periods in custody for organizing political protests, has disturbing parallels with the Salisbury case and the political case. The murder of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko 2006 using polonium-210 in London.

The Kremlin has consistently denied involvement in these high-profile attacks. But Western governments, independent researchers, and observers of Russia see a consistent pattern of Russian state involvement in assassinations inside and outside the country.

Navalny is currently being treated In a Berlin hospital after falling ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow. The The German government announced Wednesday It was poisoned with a chemical nerve gas from the Novichok Group, leading to condemnation by leaders around the world, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

But US President Donald Trump – who has faced sharp criticism for his kind approach to Russia – has been nearly silent about Navalny’s poisoning, and the US response on Wednesday came from a National Security Council spokesperson.

CNN’s Nathan Hodge contributed to this report.

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