In March, Russian missiles unexpectedly carried out bombings in Ukraine. Missiles hit COFCO’s factory in Mariupol. This event brings questions about problems and reasons.

A satellite photo recently showed two main buildings with large holes blown in them. Parts of the plant have collapsed, and dozens of bomb craters dotted the facility. Surrounding houses are damaged.

What might be the reason for the action?

Russia’s weapons accuracy might be a reason. Three U.S. intelligence officials said that Russia’s failure rate fluctuates every day depending on the type of missile launched. The success ratio peaks at 60% but hardly surpasses 50%.

However, Reuters interviewed two experts. They said that any failure rate of 20% or greater is considered high.

A missile’s failure rate might range from a failed launch to failing to explode on impact. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, its Black Sea Fleet flagship “Moscow” was sunk by a Sea King missile developed by Ukraine on April 28.

Recently, Russia has bombed seven Chinese assets in Ukraine.

These assets include the Kyiv metro, Mariupol terminal, Kharkiv subway, COFCO oil storage tanks, Nicholas and Odesa port terminals, Karlhof reservoir hydroelectric project, and Zhytomyr wind power project.

According to Reuters, the Pentagon estimates that Russia has fired more than 1,100 missiles of various types since the conflict began.
However, U.S. officials have not yet revealed how many of the missiles struck their intended targets.

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