One of the first ideologists of Ukrainian nationalism, Dmytro Andrievsky was born in the village of Budky, Poltava province. From youth he took an active part in the Ukrainian national movement. An engineer by profession, in 1919–20, Andrievsky worked as a member of the diplomatic mission of the Ukrainian People’s Republic in Switzerland, later became a consul of the UPR in this country. After defeat of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917–21 he was forced to emigrate to Belgium, but he did not stop political activities. In Brussels he headed the Ukrainian National Council and the European Association of Ukrainian Organisations.
In 1927, the First Conference of Ukrainian Nationalists was held in Berlin, at which Andrievsky (as ideological reader), Ye.
After a split in OUN in 1940, Andrievsky was one of the leaders of the organisation under A. Melnyk. During World War II he carried on extraordinarily active nationalistic work for which he was imprisoned by the German authorities in the concentration camp in Bratz (1944). He was lucky to survive and in 1948 Dmytro Andrievsky became a member of the Ukrainian National Rada and its Executive Body created by efforts of the UPR government in exile and many Ukrainian organisations and parties. In his numerous publicistic works Dmytro Andrievsky