Monday, April 12, 1999 Published at 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Hungary waves aid convoy through
The trucks were stopped at the Zahony border point
A Russian aid convoy is to be allowed to drive through Hungary after a two-day stand-off.
Hungary had stopped the convoy of more than 70 vehicles at its border with Ukraine, concerned that some of the humanitarian supplies could be used for military purposes.
Russia was enraged by the Hungarian blockade and sent Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoygu to negotiate clearance for the convoy, while warning that the Hungarian action could threaten future relations between the two countries.
After intense negotiations, 67 lorries are being allowed to cross Hungary on their way to Serbia.
But five vehicles with armoured cabins and four tankers carrying diesel fuel have been forced to turn back.
Hungarian officials were concerned that the vehicles with armoured cabins contravened UN resolutions forbidding the export of military goods to Yugoslavia.
It was also worred that the fuel tankers, which were carrying 56,000 tonnes of diesel in all, as it could be used for military vehicles.
Russia said the fuel was needed for the field hospital the convoy is carrying and was not going to be used by the Yugoslav military.
Russian officials accused Hungary of deliberately obstructing the convoy out of loyalty to Nato, which it recently joined.
It was organised by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Relief, and had been due to arrive in Belgrade on Sunday morning as a goodwill gesture from fellow orthodox Christians in time for the Christian Orthodox Easter.