Leftists are angry that nationalist governments that have not been accepting of Syrian and other refugees are taking in Ukrainians. For Ukraine’s Refugees, Europe Opens Doors That Were Shut to Others WASHINGTON — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed tens of thousands of people out of their homes and fleeing across borders to escape violence. But unlike the refugees who have flooded Europe in crises over the past decade, they are being welcomed. Countries that have for years resisted taking in refugees from wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are now opening their doors to Ukrainians as Russian forces carry out a nationwide military assault. No! They are taking the wrong ones! That means thousands will end up in countries led by nationalist governments that in past crises have been reluctant to welcome refugees or even blocked them. “It’s different in Ukraine than in countries like Afghanistan,” he was quoted as saying during an interview on a national TV program. “We’re talking about neighborhood help.” Of course the difference is, which the NYT will never understand, is that the 2015 Syrians were not really refugees. They were mostly military aged men who left wives and children in Syria to travel half way around the globe to cash in on the largess of European social services. The Ukrainian refugees are mostly women and children. Ukrainian men of military age are not allowed to leave the country. They are expected to fight for their country. Don't expect Biden to let many of them in.