The German government announced on Wednesday it’s confident novichok was used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Let’s be thankful Navalny survived, although we still don’t know what kind of life he’ll have once he’s out of a coma.

For what it’s worth, many of his supporters believe he’ll return to Russia if he recovers from the horrible attack.

Here’s what we know:

Someone figured out a way to poison Navalny, almost certainly by dropping the nerve agent into the tea he was drinking before he boarded a flight. What happened next has been well documented.

Navalny remains in a Berlin hospital and in a coma. There’s no certainty what will happen to him next.

The British government said the same nerve agent was used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter a little more than a year ago. They, too, didn’t die.

Navalny was poisoned, and by the grace of God he didn’t die because of it. More importantly, leaders from all over the world need to commit to never use nerve agents or chemical weapons against any person.