Practice Relating to Rule 35. Hospital and Safety Zones and Neutralized Zones
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
hospital and safety zones (localities)
are exclusively established to protect the wounded and sick, as well as the personnel charged with the organisation of such areas (locations), supervision thereof and taking care of the persons located there.
The Regulations further states: “objects protected by international humanitarian law
include … hospital and safety zones (localities) … Attacks against such objects are prohibited by international humanitarian law with the exception of cases stipulated by this law.”