Belarus has opened its doors to Russian troops as it aims to signal its support for Putin in this war.

The Defense Ministry in Minsk announced that there are hosting a joint-force training for 9,000 Russian troops as part of a “regional grouping” of forces to protect its borders.

“The first troop trains with Russian servicemen who are part of the (regional grouping) began to arrive in Belarus,” Valeriy Revenko, head of the defense ministry’s international military cooperation department, wrote on Twitter. “The relocation will take several days.”

“The total number will be a little less than 9,000 people.”

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko also said they are opening the borders for Russian ammunition to come in, and just three days ago, a video of Russian equipment passing through a railway in Belarus was spotted.