Polish PM Donald Tusk Sounds Alarm on Europe’s ‘Pre-War Era’

In a stark warning, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has raised concerns about the looming threat of conflict in Europe, asserting that the continent has entered a “pre-war era” for the first time since the end of World War II.

Speaking in an interview with the European media grouping Lena on March 29, Tusk emphasized the palpable reality of war, stating that it began over two years ago with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He expressed deep apprehension about the current situation, remarking that “literally any scenario is possible” and likening the current state of affairs to the period preceding the Second World War.

Tusk, a former European Council president and a strong advocate for Ukraine, underscored the gravity of the situation, cautioning that if Kyiv were to fall, the security of Europe would be severely compromised.

The prospect of a potential return to power by former US president Donald Trump has added to the uncertainty in Europe, given his past skepticism towards NATO and questions about the reliability of American military support. Tusk emphasized the importance of nurturing transatlantic relations regardless of the occupant of the White House.

The warning from Tusk reflects the heightened tensions and geopolitical challenges facing Europe, urging leaders to remain vigilant and committed to preserving peace and stability on the continent.