Patriotic War

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Patriotic War may refer to one of the following wars.

  • Patriotic War of 1812, Napoleon's invasion of Russia
  • Great Patriotic War, the war between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II
  • Croatian War of Independence, armed conflict between newly independent Croatia and Republic of Serbian Krajina forces supported by Yugoslav People's Army; this term is used only in Croatia
  • War in Donbass, the civil war in southern and eastern Ukraine between Russian irregulars and Ukrainian government forces; Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that the war would be called "the Patriotic War" in Ukraine.