Finnish Prime Minister Says She Took Drug Test Following Partying Video Backlash

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday mentioned she took a drug take a look at to appease critics after an uproar attributable to leaked video footage exhibiting her partying.

Marin held a information convention following the discharge of a second video exhibiting her “dancing closely” with native pop star Olavi Uusivirta, in accordance with the BBC. A video of the identical get together launched on Thursday confirmed Marin alongside 5 folks dancing and singing, in accordance with The Related Press.

“I have taken a narcotics test today, the results of which will be available in about a week,” Marin instructed reporters, in accordance with Politico Europe.

“Even in my teenage years, I haven’t used any kind of drugs. I took the tests just to be sure” to erase any suspicions, Marin continued.

“I wish we lived in a society where my word could be trusted. But when suspicions like this are raised here, that’s why I took these tests,” she mentioned, in accordance with Bloomberg.

An opposition MP known as on Marin to get examined for medicine, in accordance with CNN.

The Finnish prime minster additionally pushed again towards questions on her health to serve, when requested if her partying may have interfered along with her obligations at a time when the nation’s relationship with Russia has soured amid Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict in Ukraine.

“The State Council is always functional, and meetings are not called in the middle of the night,” Marin mentioned, in accordance with Politico.

She added: “If you need to reach me, I am always ready to do work.”

Finland, together with Sweden, has utilized to hitch NATO, a transfer Putin warned towards. NATO has already signed the nations’ accession protocols, in accordance with The Related Press.

Earlier this week, Finland introduced it should limit the variety of Russians who can receive a visa after an inflow of Russian vacationers utilizing Helsinki’s airport to cross into Europe, in accordance with Reuters. Most European nations don’t enable planes from Russia to enter their airspace.

Marin mentioned she was dissatisfied that folks shared footage from the get together, despite the fact that she knew she was being filmed.

“I trust that people understand that leisure time and work time can be separated,” Marin mentioned, in accordance with the BBC.

After the primary video leaked on Thursday, Marin defended her habits.

“Partied, pretty wild, yes. Danced and sang,” Marin mentioned, in accordance with Finnish broadcaster YLE, as cited by AP. All of it, she mentioned, have been “perfectly legal things.”

Marin has maintained she is going to spend her free time as she did earlier than she took on the prime ministerial position.

“I hope that’s accepted. We live in a democracy and in elections everyone can decide these issues,” Marin mentioned, in accordance with YLE.