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Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 11. Indiscriminate Attacks
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) prohibits “the launching of an indiscriminate attack affecting the civilian population or civilian persons in the knowledge that such attack will cause excessive loss of life, injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects”. 
Russian Federation, Instructions on the Application of the Rules of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the USSR, Appendix to Order of the USSR Defence Minister No. 75, 1990, § 8(g).
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “It is … prohibited to launch indiscriminate attacks while conducting combat operations.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 54; see also § 7 (prohibited methods of warfare).
In 2008, in a statement before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We vigorously condemn both deliberate attacks on civilians and their deaths resulting from [the] indiscriminate … use of force, which is a violation of international humanitarian law.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 27 May 2008.
In 2009, in a statement before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We strongly condemn deliberate attacks on and the killing of civilians through the indiscriminate … use of force, which is a gross violation of international humanitarian law.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 14 January 2009.
In 2010, in a statement before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We resolutely condemn both wilful attacks against civilians and civilian loss of life as a result of indiscriminate … use of force, which constitute serious violations of international humanitarian law.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 7 July 2010.
In 2011, in a statement before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We resolutely condemn … civilian deaths resulting from the indiscriminate … use of force, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 10 May 2011, p. 9.
In 2011, in a statement before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We vigorously condemn … [the] demise [of civilians] as [a] result of the indiscriminate … use of force, which is a gross violation of international humanitarian law.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during a meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 9 November 2011, p. 23.
In 2012, in a statement before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, the deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated: “We … firmly condemn intentional attacks against civilians, including children, as well as indiscriminate … use of force that produces the same result.” 
Russian Federation, Statement by the deputy permanent representative of the Russian Federation before the UN Security Council during an open debate on children and armed conflict, 19 September 2012, p. 15.