Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 51. Public and Private Property in Occupied Territory
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states in its chapter on the behaviour of forces in occupied territory: “Any destruction of property belonging … to the state or to the public authorities is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered necessary by military 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, § 76.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states in its chapter on the behaviour of forces in occupied territory: “Any destruction of property belonging … to the state or to the public authorities is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered necessary by military 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, § 76.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states in its chapter on the behaviour of forces in occupied territory: “Any destruction of property belonging individually or collectively to private persons … is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered necessary by military 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, § 76.
In 1995, during a debate in the UN Security Council concerning the situation in the former Yugoslavia, the Russian Federation declared: “The continuing large-scale violations of the rights of the Serbian population in the former Sectors West, North and South – including burnings … of homes … – are causing serious concern.” 
Russian Federation, Statement before the UN Security Council, UN Doc. S/PV.3591, 9 November 1995, p. 8.