Gaddafi's nurse: "I cannot hate him"
The death of Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi has caused his Ukrainian nurse Oksana Balynska "deep sorrow", Ukrainian media reported on Friday.
"He gave us work and he paid us well. We have only positive feelings for him," she was quoted as saying of Gaddafi by Kiev media, dpa reported.
Balynska was one of six female nurses from the former Soviet Union who were part of Gaddafi's close entourage. She fled Libya back to her homeland Ukraine in February.
She would like to return to Libya, she said.
Photographs of Gaddafi attended by nurses of Slavic appearance became public in the last few months of his rule.
US diplomats in a secret cable published by Wikileaks speculated Gaddafi might have had an illicit relationship with one of the nurses, Halyna Kolotnytska, who was described as a "voluptuous blond."
Kolotnytska and other members of Gaddafi's medical team have said their job was simply to monitor his health.