Russia's Duma speaker describes NATO as "cancer tumor" of Europe
Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin has described NATO as a "cancer tumor" for Europe, according to Russian news agency TASS.
"I have a special attitude toward this organization which I consider to be a cancer tumor of the entire European continent," Naryshkin said at the meeting with representatives of the Serbian parliament on Thursday, TASS reports.
"It would have been better if the organization was disbanded," he added.
The North Atlantic Alliance could be disbanded in several stages, Naryshkin noted.
"This could be done in several stages. First of all, it is needed to expel the United States from the Organization. After this, the Organization in general could be painlessly disbanded," the speaker said.
"This could serve as a good step on the way to strengthening security and stability on the European continent," he said.