Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov could finish its deployment in Syria in January and not in February as planed before as part of reduction of forces in Syria.
Maybe it will sound strange, but Kuznetsov first real combat deployment was actually sucessful. Militarily speaking, it's main combat task was to support military operation to liberate Aleppo and in time of Kuznetsov deployment Aleppo WAS fully liberated, so the main task for Kuznetsov was sucessfully done and this is what really matter in real combat. They didn't lost any jet in combat missions, but they lost two because of problems with arrestor wires. Break of wire was an accident, which could happened anytime on any carrier, while the first trouble, when MiG-29 run out of fuel is the problem of crew training, which could be caused by the problem, that Yeisk center is not finished yet and SAKI is in bad shape and need general renovation. This is not only a problem for pilot training, but also for carrier crew training as they could as well have whole year training with finishers and carrier deck operations in those training centers as they also have whole carrier infrastructure. With constant training most probably MiG would not run out of fuel as crew could repaire the failure in shorter time.