One of the documents leaked by WikiLeaks website deals with the personality of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. The document was prepared by the American embassy in Tripoli following the Libyan ruler's visit to NY in September 2009.
It says Qadhafi dislikes long flights and apparent fear of flying over water. Qadhafi "cannot fly more than eight hours", the documents claims. Qadhafi appears to be almost obsessively dependent on a small core of trusted personnel. An important figure in his inner circle is his long-time Ukrainian nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska, who has been described as a "voluptuous blonde." The Americans says Qadhafi relies heavily on her.
Of the rumored staff of four Ukrainian nurses that cater to the Leader's health and well-being, it is said that Qadhafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone "knows his routine." Some embassy contacts have even claimed that Qadhafi and the 38 year-old Kolotnytska have a romantic relationship. While he did not comment on such rumors, a Ukrainian political officer recently confirmed that the Ukrainian nurses "travel everywhere with the Leader."
It is also reported that Qadhafi's female guard force, which has become legendary, played no role in his travels to New York. Only one female guard was included among the approximately 350-person strong Libyan delegation to New York. Observers in Tripoli speculate that the female guard force is beginning to play a diminished role among the Leader's personal security staff.