Thursday, July 1, 1999 Published at 09:45 GMT 10:45 UK
Montenegro denounces 'stupid' army blockade
Yugoslav Army personnel block key routes in Montenegro
President Djukanovic of Montenegro has lashed out at the Yugoslav army, which has resumed control over key road-blocks and border-crossings.
He said the Yugoslav army - known as the VJ in Serbo-Croat - were "again trying to discipline" Montenegro.
The VJ, which is loyal to President Milosevic in Belgrade, has an estimated 30,000 troops deployed in Montenegro, Serbia's junior partner in the Yugoslav federation.
Thousands more special police - known as the MUP - are also stationed there.
Last week, following the formal lifting of the state of war, the VJ began a gradual withdrawal from Montenegro including the dismantling of the Kumbor check-point.
Soldiers at the road-blocks have prevented vehicles carrying United Nations humanitarian aid from reaching refugee camps in the country.
They have also harassed civilians, and stolen equipment from journalists.
Growing calls for independence
The renewed army crackdown follows growing calls for an end to federal links with Serbia and the restoration of Montenegro's historical independence.
Under the draft arrangement - which has yet to be agreed by Belgrade - Yugoslavia would survive, at least in name.
But there would be radical changes in the relationship between the two federal partners:
The final document will only be handed over to Belgrade once the Montenegrin parliament has approved it.
If the Serbian authorities do reject the document, the Montenegrin Government plans to hold a referendum on full independence.
The deputy Prime Minister, Dragisa Burzan, says his country should seek full independence and membership of the UN.
"The last ten years of domination by Belgrade have been quite devastating for us, " Mr Burzan said in a BBC interview.
Looking to Europe
For the past few years, President Milo Djukanovic has been eager to integrate Montenegro with the rest of Europe.
He has sought closer links with the European Union, looking for foreign investment and tourists to visit Montenegro's Adriatic coast.