Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Practice Relating to Rule 53. Starvation as a Method of Warfare
At the CDDH, the representative of the USSR declared that he “wholeheartedly supported” the Holy See’s position not to delete Article 27 of the draft Additional Protocol II (now Article 14), “for it was one of the most humane provisions in the entire field of humanitarian law”.
In 1990, in the UN Sanctions Committee on Iraq, the USSR stated: “Foodstuffs should be supplied to Iraq on the basis of humanitarian considerations, without waiting for a disaster to occur.”