According to the Member of the European Parliament from Poland, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Poland accepted more than 1.4 million migrants from Ukraine, who left their homes because of the conflict in the Donbas.
“Poland has fulfilled its solidarity part with the European Union, having accepted more than 1.4 million Ukrainians, which EU leaders failed to notice. We want immigrants from [Ukraine in] the east to be counted along with immigrants from [Africa and the Middle East in] the south, but we are denied this [by the EU]”, Saryusz-Wolski told Polska Metropolia Warszawska newspaper.
According to him, Poland cannot agree to this, because it cannot simultaneously accept immigrants from Ukraine and refugees from the south who do not assimilate and do not adapt to local customs, culture, and laws.
Saryusz-Wolski said that it is necessary to recognize the threat posed by those migrants who travel from the Middle East and Africa into Europe.
"If we are talking about the phenomena of migration and terrorism, there is a clear link between the first and the second. This fact is often denied in the name of political correctness, especially by the Western left-wing liberal elite, politicians and media. At the same time heads of intelligence services of Germany and other countries openly speak about it. They name the percentage jihadists among of the flow of migrants," Saryusz-Wolski said.
Earlier, Witold Waszczykowski, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that Poland cannot accept a large number of refugees from Muslim countries because Poland had already accepted a large number of refugees from Ukraine.
In September 2015, the heads of the EU interior ministries adopted the European Commission’s proposal on the distrubution of 160,000 refugees among the EU countries, under the quota plan. The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland opposed the proposal. On June 14, the European Commission announced the launch of legal procedures against these coubtries.