Related Rule
Ukraine
Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states:
1.3.2. The following methods of warfare shall be prohibited:
- letting centres of population or localities be plundered.
1.8.6. Serious violations directed against property include the following acts if they are not justified by military necessity:
- destruction or plunder of an enemy property;
- permitting pillaging of a town or place. 
Ukraine, Manual on the Application of IHL Rules, Ministry of Defence, 11 September 2004, §§ 1.3.2 and 1.8.6.
The manual further states that, in non-international armed conflicts, the act of “plunder”, or threats of such action, against the following persons is prohibited:
- persons taking no active part in the hostilities;
- members of armed forces who have laid down their arms;
- those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause. 
Ukraine, Manual on the Application of IHL Rules, Ministry of Defence, 11 September 2004, § 1.4.10.
Pursuant to Ukraine’s Criminal Code (2001), “pillage committed in respect of the local population in an operational zone” is a war crime. 
Ukraine, Criminal Code, 2001, Article 433(2).