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The Foreigner Dictator’s nurse seeks Norwegian asylum. Colonel Gaddafi’s former private Ukrainian nurse Halyna Kolotnytska arrived in Norway yesterday and has applied for asylum. The Police Immigration Service (PU) questioned 38-year-old Ms Kolotnytska, who is currently at Refstad asylum centre in Oslo, yesterday, when she confirmed both her identity and having worked for the Libyan dictator, reports VG. Gaddafi’s former private nurse became famous following a ‘Wikileaked’ US cable from 29 September 2009, where the US Ambassador in Tripoli described her as a “voluptuous blonde”.

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Dictator’s nurse seeks Norwegian asylum

Published on Thursday, 5th May, 2011 at 18:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 10th May 2011 at 10:57.

Colonel Gaddafi’s former private Ukrainian nurse Halyna Kolotnytska arrived in Norway yesterday and has applied for asylum.



The Police Immigration Service (PU) questioned 38-year-old Ms Kolotnytska, who is currently at Refstad asylum centre in Oslo, yesterday, when she confirmed both her identity and having worked for the Libyan dictator, reports VG.

Gaddafi’s former private nurse became famous following a ‘Wikileaked’ US cable from 29 September 2009, where the US Ambassador in Tripoli described her as a “voluptuous blonde”.

Together with 185 others, Ms Kolotnytska was airlifted by the Ukrainian military following the start of the unrest, arriving in Kiev on 27th February.

She was one of four Ukrainian nurses, but had the longest employment record, and used to accompany the dictator everywhere.

Although there were rumours some of the nurses were Gaddafi’s lovers, 24-year-old colleague, Oksana Balynska, told Newsweek in a separate interview that, “the only time we touched him was when we took his blood pressure,” UK paper The Daily Mail reports.

“The truth is that ‘Papik’ (the nickname she gave him, which means ‘Little Father’ in Russian) was much more discreet than his friend, the womaniser Silvio Berlusconi. Gaddafi chose to hire only attractive Ukrainian women, most probably for our looks. He just liked to be surrounded by beautiful things and people,” she said.

According to Kjell Rogne, head of Refstad asylum centre, her case has been passed to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI). Ms Kolotnytska has refused to give any interviews to the Norwegian media.

“We are being besieged by the press, which has set up camp outside the gates,” he tells The Foreigner.



Published on Thursday, 5th May, 2011 at 18:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 10th May 2011 at 10:57.

This post has the following tags: muammaral-gaddafi, norwegiandirectorateofimmigration, refstadasylumcentre, halynakolotnytska.





  
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