Practice Relating to Rule 54. Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population
Section B. Attacks against objects used to sustain or support the adverse party
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
It is prohibited to destroy, remove or render useless objects indispensable for the survival of the civilian population (foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works), unless they are used exclusively for the maintenance of the enemy personnel or in direct support of their combat operations. Destruction, removal or rendering useless such objects shall not cause starvation among the civilian population or force its movement.