WikiLeaks: Muammar Gaddafi and his ‘voluptuous’ Ukrainian nurse

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

LONDON - The WikiLeaks cables has revealed new secrets again - this time about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who apparently can’t travel anywhere without his ‘voluptuous blonde’ Ukranian nurse Galyna Kolotnytska.

Under the title “A glimpse into Libyan leader Gaddafi’s eccentricities”, a dispatch classified “secret - no foreign” of 29 September 2009 disclosed the dictator’s reliance on a “voluptuous blonde” Ukrainian nurse.

The cable from Gene Cretz, the US ambassador to Libya, read, “Recent first-hand experiences with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his staff, primarily in preparation for his UN [general assembly] trip, provided rare insights into Gaddafi’s inner circle and personal proclivities …

“Gaddafi relies heavily on his long-time Ukrainian nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska, who has been described as a ‘voluptuous blonde’ … Libyan protocol staff emphasised to multiple Emboffs [embassy officials] that Gaddafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone ‘knows his routine’ …

“Some embassy contacts have claimed that Gaddafi and the 38-year-old Kolotnytska have a romantic relationship. While he did not comment on such rumours, a Ukrainian political officer recently confirmed that the Ukrainian nurses ‘travel everywhere with the leader,’” reports the Guardian.

The ambassador concludes, “While it is tempting to dismiss his many eccentricities as signs of instability, Gaddafi is a complicated individual who has managed to stay in power for 40 years through a skillful balancing of interests and realpolitik methods. Continued engagement with Gaddafi and his inner circle is important … ” (ANI)

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