Source: http://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-army-deflated-guerrilla-warfare-unfolds-170833583.html

And acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval likely further soured moods by announcing Thursday that no troops involved in operations in east Ukraine would be rotated out as there is not enough personnel.

What does rotate out mean?

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One sense of rotate is "to replace (a person, troops, etc.) by another or others, usually according to a schedule or plan." (dictionary.com)

The idea here is that troops need substantial amounts of time off after a certain amount of active duty, but there aren't any to replace the ones in question, so the original troops will need to stay on duty longer than expected.

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