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Fri Jul 25 05:40:54 SAST 2014

Gaddafi dependent on "voluptuous" Ukranian nurse

Sapa-dpa | 29 November, 2010 12:330 Comments

Libya's President Muammar Gaddafi allegedly never travels without a Ukrainian nurse described as a "voluptuous blond" in a US cable released by WikiLeaks, international media reported on Monday.

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 Gaddafi's travel arrangements to New York in 2009, was among 250,00 documents released by WikiLeaks on Sunday.

When Kolotnytska's paperwork delayed her departure for the trip, Gaddafi 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.

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

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