The Ukrainian military department has discovered the "disappearance" of Russian multi-role MiG-29 fighter jets taken from two Russian airfields in an unknown direction. The planes reportedly disappeared from the airfield in Millerovo in the Rostov region and from the airfield in Kursk.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, MiG-29 fighter jets that had been there for a long time disappeared in Millerovo, and MiG-29SMT left in Kursk in an unknown direction. According to Ukrainian sources, it is suggested that the planes were sent for modernization and restoration of technical readiness in order to involve them in a special military operation in Ukraine. It is stated that the Russian Aerospace Forces allegedly lost a large number of combat aircraftfrom the Ukrainian air defense and now intend to replace them with an older model so as not to "ruin" the new equipment.
It is noted that all the fighters located at these airfields have not been operated for a long time.
The Russian Ministry of Defense does not comment on the "disappearance" of fighters from airfields, it is possible that they were indeed sent for modernization, although recently there have been no reports of any contracts for the restoration of old aircraft. In principle, the Russian Aerospace Forces are slowly getting rid of already obsolete fighters, replacing them with newer models. But the option of selling restored aircraft somewhere in Africa or somewhere else is not excluded. So let Kyiv continue to look for Russian fighters that suddenly “disappeared” from two airfields.
NOTE: I haven't a clue nor enough data to form an opinion however it is an interesting note.