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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has wanred that Europe has already entered a “pre-war era,” in his first overseas interview since returning to workplace on the finish of final 12 months.

“I don’t want to scare anyone, but war is no longer a concept from the past,” he instructed European media. “It’s real and it started over two years ago.”

He used his first interview to ship a direct enchantment to Europe’s leaders to do extra to bolster its defences. If Ukraine is defeated by Russia, he mentioned, no one in Europe will have the ability to really feel protected.

Appealing for pressing navy assist for Ukraine, he warned that the following two years of the warfare would determine all the pieces: “We are living in the most critical moment since the end of the Second World War.”

What was most worrying now, he instructed journalists, was that “literally any scenario is possible”.

“I understand that it will sound devastating, especially to the younger generation, but we have to mentally prepare for the arrival of a new era. The pre-war era. I am not exaggerating.”

Regardless of whether or not Joe Biden or Donald Trump wins the US presidential election, he mentioned that Europe would develop into a extra engaging companion to the US if it turned extra self-sufficient militarily.

“We need a strong alliance with the US and at the same time we must be independent and self-sufficient in terms of defense. Our task is to cultivate transatlantic ties, regardless of who will be the US president,” he mentioned.