Sunday, March 28, 1999 Published at 15:25 GMT
Protests escalate into Moscow gun battle
Gunmen tried to fire two grenade launchers at the embassy
Police opened fire on unidentified gunmen who tried unsuccessfully to fire a grenade launcher at the building.
There are no reports of any injuries. Three suspects are reported to have been arrested.
'No change' in US position
Despite the growing protests against air strikes, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke has said there is "no change" in the American position regarding the need for the Nato action.
The delegation, led by the former Russian Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, told reporters after meeting Mr Holbrooke that the Yugoslav crisis posed dangers for the world.
The delegation is hoping to go on to Belgrade to talk to President Milosevic.
Their visit is being delayed as they have still not been granted entry visas to Yugoslavia, nor guaranteed an audience with President Milosevic.
French appeal to Russia
Mr Chirac phoned Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov to say Russia had an important role in the search for a political settlement.
Previous Russian mediation attempts have been no more successful than those of the Americans or the Europeans. But Russia does have the advantage of a traditional friendship with Serbia.
Demonstrations against the air strikes have continued throughout Europe, in the US and in Australia.
Some Serbian protesters threw petrol bombs and rocks at the US embassy in the Danish capital Copenhagen on Saturday night.