Gadhafi Ditched by Beloved Ukrainian Nurse

Halyna Kolotnytska is heading home
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2011 6:30 AM CST
Gadhafi Ditched by Beloved Ukrainian Nurse
In this undated photo from the Kolotnytska family archive, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's nurse Halyna Kolotnytska poses for photo.   (AP Photo/Halyna Kolotnytska's family archive, HO)

Moammar Gadhafi's circle is getting smaller—and less blond. The Libyan dictator will likely be abandoned by yet another confidant: his Ukrainian nurse. Halyna Kolotnytska, 38, says she will flee the violence in Libya and return home, adding to the list of senior government officials, diplomats, and pilots who have ditched Gadhafi, reports the AP. Kolotnytska is one of four Ukrainian nurses who cares for him, according to a WikiLeaks cable, which also spills some other tidbits: It calls her a "voluptuous blonde" who always travels with Gadhafi as only she "knows his routine" and even suggested the two may be romantically involved. (More Moammar Gadhafi stories.)

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