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The Sunday World can reveal that the Provo's infamous code of conduct was translated into Ukrainian in 2018 and given to new recruits to study.

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The IRA’s ‘Green Book’ has been distributed amongst Ukrainian soldiers to help them prepare for guerrilla warfare.

The Sunday World can reveal that the Provo's infamous code of conduct was translated into Ukrainian in 2018 and given to new recruits to study.

It has been circulated for the past four years in a bid to educate soldiers on the best tactics and strategies to be used in a successful military campaign.

It is believed an army general researching war came across the ‘Green Book’ online and ordered for it to be translated and republished.

It is being read today by Ukrainian soldiers as they fight Putin’s brutal invasion of their homeland.

The translated text also includes images of the famous gable wall in Derry stating ‘You Are Now Entering Free Derry.’

The 160 page book was edited by Oleh Feschowetz, a publisher who lives in the besieged city of Lviv that is on our television screens every night since Putin started the war and began killing innocents.

The booklet carries an advertisement warning soldiers to keep their mouths shut when in public in fear of spies and touts.

"In taxis. On the phone. In clubs and bars. At football matches. At home with friends. Anywhere! Whatever you say- say nothing", it warns.

The Ukrainian introduction of the book, Irish Republician Army: Strategy and Tactics,states it is a commented collection of documents of the IRA which came available to the public in various circumstances.

"It was designed for recruiting trainees, they (IRA) reveal its military history and organisational structure, strategy and tactics of struggle, issues of equipment and armament, security as well as moral and psychological training of volunteers.

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"It is intended for officers, sergeants and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Intelligence officers, researchers in the history of an insurgency and counter insurgency. Teachers of military and civilian educational establishments, cadets and students", it explains.

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A Ukrainian soldier passes by a destroyed building in Kyiv (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

A Ukrainian soldier passes by a destroyed building in Kyiv (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

A Ukrainian soldier passes by a destroyed building in Kyiv (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

The Green Book was initially a training and induction manual issued by the Irish Republican Army to new volunteers.

It was adopted by the Provisional IRA and includes a statement of military objectives, tactics and conditions for military victory against the British government.

The Green Book has acted as a manual of conduct and induction to the organisation since at least the 1950s.

The Green Book was issued to IRA volunteers as part of their training and is considered a secret document which should not be revealed to, or discussed with non-IRA members.

In order to protect the organisation, disclosure of its training material and any other training documents, including the Green Book, would have carried stiff penalties up to and including Court Martial.

Once issued, each volunteer, like in Ukraine today, is expected to study and learn from his/her copy of the manual, to apply the rules given in it, and to apply lessons learnt from it.

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