Gaddafi’s favorite nurse returns to Ukraine

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kiev (Ukraine), Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The favorite nurse of embattled Libyan leader’s Muammar Gaddafi has returned home to Ukraine, media reports said.

Galyna Kolotnytska, 38, was among 185 people who were evacuated by plane sent by Ukraine’s defence ministry to Libya Sunday.

Shortly after her arrival, the nurse went to see her daughter Tatyana, who lives near Kiev, Channel Five reported.

On Saturday, Tatyana, told the Segodnya newspaper: “My mother contacted me yesterday. She said she is currently in Tripoli. There are shootings, fights and everything shown by media. She talked to me calmly, asked not to worry about her and said she will be soon back home.”

Authorities here ordered the evacuation of Ukrainian nationals amid the violent unrest in Libya. Many Ukrainian doctors, however, chose to remain in the country and refuse to return home because they have not collected their wages.

Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks had earlier described Galyna Kolotnytska, 38, as a “voluptuous blonde” who follows Gaddafi in his trips.

Gaddafi is reliant on his long-time nurse, as she “knows his routine”, the website had said citing leaked US diplomatic cables.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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