A very concerning and strange moment happened today in Berlin as German leader Angela Merkel shook uncontrollably during an appearance with the President of Ukraine.

The video below shows Merkel shaking and the Ukrainian leader stands without looking over at her until the very end. Was it protocol to ignore her shaking? It’s surprising that she wasn’t helped by anyone.

The cause of this shaking is said to be dehydration.

Angela Merkel sparked concern after she began shaking as she greeted the Ukrainian president in Berlin. The German chancellor said she is doing well after drinking a few glasses of water, suggesting she was dehydrated.

“Since then I have drunk at least three glasses of water – I obviously needed that and so I’m doing very well now.” – Angela Merkel

Was it dehydration or something else?


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