Russian troops arrived in Belarus today for snap military drills, as Moscow hosted Germany’s foreign minister for the latest talks over fears of an invasion of Ukraine. More than a week of negotiations between Russia and the West have done little to ease worries raised by the massing of tens of thousands of Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders. Adding to the tensions, Russia and Ukraine’s neighbor Belarus launched a wave of military exercises, with a video published by the Belarusian defense ministry showing columns of military vehicles including tanks being unloaded from trains blanketed in snow.