A novel weapon in a psychological warfare - text messages with the news about the slumping ruble – is being used against Russian-backed militants by Ukrainian troops, Ukraine Today has reported. 

Russia’s economy is expected to drop into recession in 2015 due to international sanctions and the low oil price.

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