Gaddafi's 'voluptuous' nurse going home

2011-02-26 23:03

Kiev - The "voluptuous" Ukrainian nurse that US diplomats believe accompanies Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi is about to return home to Kiev, her daughter said in an interview published on Saturday.

US diplomatic cables disclosed by the WikiLeaks website suggest that the Libyan leader is reliant on a small team of Ukrainian nurses and particularly a "voluptuous blonde" identified as Galyna Kolotnytska.

The woman's daughter, Tatyana, told Ukraine's Segodnya daily that her mother has been shocked by the violence raging in Libya and is planning to return to her suburban Kiev residence.

"Mom called yesterday (Friday). She says that she is in Tripoli," Tatyana Kolotnytska told the daily.

"There is shooting, fighting and everything else they show on television. She spoke in a calm voice, asked us not to worry, and said she will be home soon."

‘She knows his routine’

The diplomatic cables, which were sent by diplomats in Tripoli to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009, reveal that Gaddafi is almost always accompanied by Kolotnytska.

"[Gaddafi] relies heavily on his long-time Ukrainian nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska, who has been described as a 'voluptuous blonde'," said one dispatch.

"Of the rumoured staff of four Ukrainian nurses that cater to the leader's health and well-being, XXX emphasised ... that [Gaddafi] cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone 'knows his routine'," the dispatch said.

Kolotnytska's daughter said she did not know if her mother was currently with Gaddafi, who has offered to arm civilians to defeat a popular revolt that poses the worst threat to his four-decade rule.

She said only that her mother left for Libya nine years ago and confirmed that "there are other Ukrainian nurses" surrounding Gaddafi.

"For some reason, he does not trust the Libyan women," the daughter said.

  • Proffie - 2011-02-27 08:15

  • Owen - 2011-02-27 08:35

    What kind of 'leader' is this - he is scared of his own people. The same with ANC leaders who have all these body guards - who are they scared of? A real leader is never afraid as the people will protect him.

      Xolani - 2011-02-28 15:32

      This ANC bashing at every opportunity that present itself is now getting a bit ridiculous, Every world leader has a bodyguard. France, USA, Germany. England & even China all Presidents there too have bodyguards, and those are considered 1st World countries. Why wouldnt one be required in a 3rd world country ?

      Rajty - 2011-02-28 16:09

      What bullshit- ask JFK, Chris Hani, Martin Luther King....all DEAD.....

  • Colin Dovey - 2011-02-27 09:00

    Carbon copy of Mugabe - or is Mugabe a carbon copy of brother leader?

  • Hannah - 2011-02-27 09:08

    Pathetic this Gaddafi fellow is a real coward, it may not take too long to bring him to his knees just like Saddam and they can take his idiotic son with him too

  • Toze.Pina - 2011-02-27 09:49

    What is Malema wating for to go to the rescue of this beloved comrade and brother? He has been, after all, a loyal supporter and financial contributor of the "struggle" (in all it's forms, including the purchase of luxury mansions and german cars of the sushi elite...). Go, boy, go! Just make sure that when the Lybian people get rid of him for good, South African taxpayers won't have to foot the bill of his golden exile next door to Jean Bertrand Aristide in suburban Pretoria!

      HardHitter - 2011-02-28 12:29

      +1. I can't believe that the world wants Gadaffi to step down. He is a friend of the 'Great' Nelson Mandela. Or is Mandela a friend of this terrorist?

  • bokfan1 - 2011-02-27 13:19

    Next news report: Zuma offers safe haven to Gaddafi. Aristade (Haiti) will be payers will foot bill etc, etc

      alousav - 2011-02-28 08:55

      Zuma will allow him to pitch his tent in South Africa, just like the past ANC leaders have allowed other dictators to find refuge here.

  • Slapper - 2011-02-27 14:02

    He went too far... The same as these guys here will learn in the not to distant future. Thieves and swindlers will alway's get their due, here on this planet and not in the next life.

  • RobertKay - 2011-02-27 21:01

    Made a tit of herself, did she?

  • Deon - 2011-02-27 21:13

    Where is Allah and Mohammad when they are needed by their people?

      Paco7 - 2011-02-28 08:55

      Deon,take your Bob Martins (dog pills) and go lie down for awhile under your rock

      alessandroz067 - 2011-02-28 11:33

      @Nice Guy: You should respect both Prophets (Jesus and Muhammad, peace be upon them). Don't make dumb comments. That was a very weak attempt at trying to be funny dude. You need counselling.

      Deon - 2011-02-28 12:21

      Just found it strange that similar questions are only asked about Jesus, lately even with regards to Libya. Paco7 - Why? I do not understand your comment.

      Rajty - 2011-02-28 16:11

      Not sure what you're smoking you even know who Mohammed is or what Allah means????

  • Druss - 2011-02-27 22:50


  • Nice Guy - 2011-02-28 08:01

    I think the truth is Gaddafi got tired of fatso and told her to go home and send her daughter instead.

      Paco7 - 2011-02-28 16:00

      @ Nice guy,u are a moron and as the saying goes nice guys finish last...that makes you a moronic loser

      Nice Guy - 2011-02-28 16:31

      Oh oh - seems i have steppedn on a sore spot or is that a fat ass area?

  • Colin - 2011-02-28 08:07

    Doesn't trust Libyan women, but his personal body guard is made up of ONLY Libyan women... Yeah, that makes sense.. Great article.

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-02-28 09:06

    Now I know why Libyan men want him out Jealousy

  • AJ - 2011-02-28 09:51

    Which one of you nuns reported my comment, seriously go knit something.

      Wendy - 2011-02-28 12:53

      LOL , nuns........ what comment?

  • abs230653 - 2011-02-28 12:07

    Reminds me of Zelda le Grange for Mandela !

      Deon - 2011-02-28 12:27

      Not comparable, especially not Madiba and Gadafi. But I agree, my thoughts wandered the same way.

      Wendy - 2011-02-28 12:53


      Nice Guy - 2011-02-28 13:09

      I wonder if Zelda gave him some injections or whether madiba gave her some injections

  • Mike - 2011-02-28 13:29

    Has she gone home? I am looking for a nurse.

  • Mike - 2011-02-28 14:16

    Just seen a photo. She is super hot. Did I say hot? I meant HOT!

      Nice Guy - 2011-02-28 15:11

      Think you must have seen her daughter......she is definitely voluptous

  • Bonzo - 2011-02-28 22:54

    His girlie bodyguard and Ukrainian nurses can contact me, Bonzo, anonymity assured, for lovely political asylum and refuge at my place.

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