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18:55  18 june  2019
18:55  18 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water.

Merkel ’ s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Merkel , who turns 65 next month, smiled broadly after a reporter asked whether her shaking was cause for concern, saying that she was fine.

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water. Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the podium right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on the podium left, listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony, prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Merkel's whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the 28-degree Celsius (82-degree Fahrenheit) heat while a military band played their national anthems outside the chancellery.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel , who was seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier on Tuesday, said she had since drunk water and was feeling better. Merkel looked as if she were struggling to stand up while she and Zelenskiy listened to

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and unwell as she met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin, her whole body visibly shaking as she received

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy with military honors for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

But following the anthems, Merkel seemed better, walking quickly along the red carpet with Zelenskiy into the building, pausing to greet the military band and take a salute.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, attend a joint news conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

About an hour later, following their meeting, Merkel told reporters at a joint news conference that they had discussed bilateral issues and the Minsk peace process during Zelenskiy's first visit to the German capital as president.

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The German chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed dehydration after she was seen shaking during a rendition of her national anthem. Merkel was welcoming

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was spotted visibly unsteady and shaking when she met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The 64-year-old politician later said she recovered from the sickly condition after drinking water. Merkel felt unwell while she greeted Zelensky outside the chancellery

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Merkel, who turns 65 next month, smiled broadly after a reporter asked whether her shaking was cause for concern. She replied that she was fine.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

"Since then I've drunk at least three glasses of water, which I apparently needed, and now I'm doing very well," she said.

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Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

She laughed and gave Zelenskiy a smile when he assured reporters the chancellor had been secure at his side.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, trembles strong as she and Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, attend the national anthems as part of a military welcome ceremony in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Merkel appeared unwell as she met with Zelenskiy in Berlin, visibly shaking as she received the new Ukrainian president at the chancellery. The incident came Tuesday afternoon as the two stood outside Merkel's office in the hot weather while a military band played their national anthems. Merkel's office had no immediate comment and the two were to hold a press conference later in the afternoon. Following the anthems Merkel seemed better, walking along the red carpet with Zelenskiy into the building, pausing to greet the military band and take a salute. Merkel turns 65 next month. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

"She was totally safe," he said.

The dpa news agency reported that this was not the first time Merkel has been seen shaking under similar circumstances in the hot sun. It did not give a date for that incident, but said it was also ascribed to Merkel not drinking enough water.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony, prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) And in 2014, Merkel postponed a television interview at the last minute after reported weakness, but her spokesman said at the time she was able to carry it out later after eating and drinking something.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony © Provided by The Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks to welcome Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

It is not publicly known if Merkel, who has led Germany since 2005, has any health problems. German privacy laws are very strict on that type of information.

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony
Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

Germany's Merkel shaking again at event in Berlin.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and shaking for the second time in 10 days at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday. 

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