(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Hundreds of Russian trucks head for Ukraine -- on an aid mission.

FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports from the European bureau.

280 trucks beginning a long journey from Moscow to Ukraine, apparently loaded with everything from sleeping bags to baby food, after Ukraine's president agreed to allow a mission headed by the Red Cross to bring relief to civilians. 

But as the Russian trucks set off, Ukraine said the convoy wouldn't be allowed in, because there's no sign of the Red Cross actually being involved.

Ukraine saying that charity will have to pick up the supplies first.  Ukraine says Russia could use a humanitarian mission as a cover for a military intervention.

In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.