Practice Relating to Rule 131. Treatment of Displaced Persons
The Report on the Practice of the Russian Federation states:
Unfortunately, the party to a conflict that causes the displacement of persons [through its methods of warfare] does not bear any responsibility [for their care]. The material burden of providing assistance to these persons thus rests on the other party.
In 1994, during a debate in the UN Security Council, the Russian Federation stated that a central element of the peacekeeping operation in Rwanda had to be the establishment of secure humanitarian areas for the protection of IDPs.