Practice Relating to Rule 29. Medical Transports
Section A. Respect for and protection of medical transports
The Russian Federation’s Military Manual (1990) states that “attack, bombardment or destruction of … medical transports” is a prohibited method of warfare.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “objects protected by international humanitarian law include … medical transports … Attacks against such objects are prohibited by international humanitarian law with the exception of cases stipulated by this law”.
With regard to internal armed conflict, the Regulations states: “Medical … transports shall be respected and protected at all times and shall not be the object of attack.”