Polish PM warns that Europe is in a “Pre-War Era”

On March 29, the BBC reported that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk released a statement warning European leaders and civilians alike that Europe is in a “Pre-War Era”. He added that war was “no longer a concept from the past”. 

Tusk also warned that “We are living in the most critical moment since the end of the Second World War” and when asked about the possibility of a war, “literally any scenario is possible”. 

Tusk’s sentiments echo those of the Baltic states, who have warned that Russia’s territorial ambitions might not stop at the Ukrainian border. 

The Weimar Triangle, a regional alliance made up of Poland, Germany, and France, has recently vowed to help increase the flow of military aid into Ukraine. 

This comes as numerous European nations have increased their defense spending, and their operational capabilities, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

However, many European nations are still below the recommended commitment of 2% of their GDPs to defense spending.