Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 31. Humanitarian Relief Personnel
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “persons protected by international humanitarian law include … personnel involved in humanitarian operations … Attacks against such persons are prohibited.” 
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, § 1.
In 1996, following the killing of six ICRC medical aid workers in Chechnya, the Russian Government condemned the murders and ordered the police to investigate the crime. The Prime Minister of Chechnya stated that his government “would do everything possible to see that the murderers are severely punished as soon as possible”. 
Brian Humphreys, “Chechen Peace Hit by Provocations”, Christian Science Monitor, 20 December 1996.
In 2009, in a statement before the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation stated:
[W]e are deeply concerned about the escalation of the crisis in Gaza as a result of Israel’s military operation … [and] the deaths of humanitarian personnel from Israeli fire. Those actions are absolutely inappropriate and are flagrant violations of international law. 
Russian Federation, Statement by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation at a UN Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 6066th meeting, 14 January 2009.