The drafting of Russian reservists, sham referendums in occupied parts of Ukraine and Putin’s nuclear threats are the focus of a key debate in the European Parliament. MEPs call on the EU and its member states to respond strongly to Russia’s escalation of the war and its preparations to annex Ukrainian territories. Opening statements by Council and Commission. Opening statements by Josep BORRELL FONTELLES, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of a stronger Europe in the World and by Ursula von der LEYEN, President of the European Commission. This transcription is a resulr of an automatic process. Please check against delivery.