Gadaffi and blonde nurse inseparable – WikiLeaks

2010-11-29 13:25

Cairo – Libya’s President Muammar Gadaffi allegedly never travels without a Ukrainian nurse described as a “voluptuous blonde” in a US cable released by WikiLeaks, international media reported today.

A source told the US embassy in Tripoli that the 38-year-old Galyna Kolotnytska was the only one of a team of four Ukrainian nurses who knew the Libyan leader’s “routine”, according to a cable from the embassy posted on the New York Times website.

Some contacts have claimed the two were involved in a romantic relationship, according to the document.

The cable, sent from the US embassy in Tripoli after US officials had discussed Gadaffi’s travel arrangements to New York in 2009, was among 250 000 documents released by WikiLeaks yesterday.

When Kolotnytska’s paperwork delayed her departure for the trip, Gadaffi sent a private jet to take her from Tripoli to join the rest of the delegation in Portugal, where he had spent the night on his way to New York, the cable said.

Gadaffi, who has ruled Libya for 41 years, is also known to travel with an entourage of female bodyguards.

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