Practice Relating to Rule 30. Persons and Objects Displaying the Distinctive Emblem
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The prohibited methods of warfare include … attacking medical units [and] medical transports marked with proper distinctive emblems (signs) and using appropriate signals.”
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states:
[T]he distinctive emblem (a red cross on a white ground) shall be carried and displayed in clearly visible places by the medical and religious personnel, medical units and medical transports. It shall be respected in all circumstances.