Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
Ukraine’s IHL Manual (2004) states:
Both during combat and after the accomplishment of the combat mission the commander of a large or small unit (command) shall take all measures to search for and collect the wounded, sick … and shipwrecked (persons who have suffered an aircraft crash) … regardless of their identity [and] to protect them from pillage.
Under Ukraine’s Criminal Code (2001), stealing the belongings of the wounded and sick on the battlefield or treating them cruelly constitutes a war crime.