Finland’s PM appears on video dancing to the ground, dismissing criticism: ‘Nothing to hide’

Finland’s PM appears on video dancing to the ground, dismissing criticism: ‘Nothing to hide’

After confronting the Russian president and becoming one of the figures on the current board of world geopolitics, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin faces internal criticism this week over a video of her dancing on her knees on the floor and singing a party toilet.

The scene, although unusual, sparked controversy in the country but Marin went public on Thursday (18) to refute critics and said he was doing nothing wrong.

The 36yearold Finnish PM rose to prominence when she confronted Putin and demanded that her country join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) the Russian leader had threatened harsh retaliation if Finland, which has a border more than 1,300 kilometers long, did so , belonging to Finland Russia joined the military alliance, which Moscow regards as one of the country’s main enemies.

In a statement, Marin, one of the world’s youngest leaders, also denied using drugs. In the video, captured by one of those present from a social network publication, the Prime Minister appears in a private apartment alongside a group of friends and dances for someone who is filming the group on her mobile phone.

1 of 1 pictures from a private Instagram account of a friend of Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin show the country’s leader singing and kneeling dancing. — Photo: Reproduction

Pictures from a private Instagram account of a friend of Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin show the head of state singing and kneeling dancing. — Photo: Reproduction

“I’m disappointed that this video was released. I spent the night with friends, partied, yes. I danced and sang. But I have no reason to do drugs or anything other than alcohol, nothing to hide,” he said, according to Finnish broadcaster YLE and local newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet.

Critics of the prime minister told local media that the stance was inappropriate at a time when the country is facing an economic crisis due to high electricity prices and tensions with Russia over the NATO accession process.

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Like Sweden, Finland until the beginning of this year adopted a neutral stance on international conflicts, meaning it did not take a stand or intervene in these cases.

However, after Russia invaded Ukraine, the two geographically close countries decided to abandon their neutral stance and apply for NATO membership to protect themselves from a possible attack by their neighbor. Because the military alliance offers protection in the event of an invasion of one of its member countries.

The abandonment of neutrality by the two Nordic countries was the first major realignment of world geopolitics after the Ukraine war.

However, despite being neutral, Finland spent decades preparing for a possible invasion by Russian forces. Not only does Finland have more than 1/3 of its adult population among armed forces reservists, but it also has a network of tunnels and true “underground cities” prepared to protect civilians amidst bombing raids.

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