|Battle of Odessa (World War III 2014)|
|Part of World War III|
|Commanders and leaders|
|28 aircraft, 54,000 ground troops, 11 ships||34 aircraft, 14,000 ground troops|
|Casualties and losses|
|3 aircraft shot down, 7 troops killed, 2 damaged ships||5 aircraft shot down, 45 Transnistrian troops killed|
The Battle of Odessa is the name given to the brief aerial bombing campaign launched by Russia in June 2014 as part of World War III. When the campaign began, troops from the nearby Moldovan separatist region of Transnistria were deployed in the Odessa in attempt to expand the region's borders by taking control of areas crippled by Russian bombings. However, Transnistria's efforts had little success and were no match to coalition forces in the region. Both Russia and Transnistria withdrew from the region on June 30th. Both sides claimed victory as coalition forces said they had forced Russia's withdrawal, however Russia also claimed victory, saying that it had successfully crippled Ukrainian military targets in the region.