Twelve Croatian Air Force MiG-21s stuck in Ukraine following Russian invasion

The Russian invasion of Crimea has found some Croatian MiGs in Odessa.

According to Croatian media outlets, 12 Croatian Air Force MiG-21 that were sent in Ukraine to undertake maintenance activity are currently stuck in Odessa: indeed, the Russian invasion of Crimea has forced a stand down on all non-civil aircraft, including the Migs being overhauled at Ukraine’s SE Odessa Aircraft Plant.

Croatian Government has often sent its aircraft to Ukraine for repairs: overhaul facilities in Sevastopol and at Motor Sich in Zaporozhye were selected in 2012 to support the overhaul of six Mil Mi-8/17 helicopters.

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