RT news agency described the trembling German prime minister clearly and seemed to stand unsteadily when the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attended the flag salute ceremony of the two countries.
However, the veteran German statesman recovered quickly. The images later showed that Merkel left the reception with President Zelensky without the support of a companion, according to the Telegraph news.
The weather of the German capital in the past weeks suffered from a sudden heat wave. The average temperature on June 18 exceeded 30 degrees Celsius. Merkel also experienced similar tremor symptoms during hot summer weather.
During a visit to Mexico, Merkel also had a similar health problem. The German prime minister’s office later confirmed that she was dehydrated due to hot weather.
In 2014, she postponed a TV interview because she felt unwell, but still had enough strength to continue the meeting after eating. In response to Focus Online, the German doctor Jakob Berger said Merkel was shaking all over her meeting with the Ukrainian president because her body was dehydrated.
“Berlin’s weather is very hot now. Besides, a politician like Angela Merkel must also have a stressful pace of living,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference with the new Ukrainian president, Merkel said there were no worries about health. She said she felt much better after drinking at least 3 glasses of water.
President Zelensky also joked with reporters at the press conference that he would protect the famous German politician. “Please believe me. The prime minister is absolutely safe,” he said.