Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the United States was trying to create divisions between Russia and China.

Zakharova was speaking at a briefing with reporters as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a visit to China.

"As for the United States’ attempts to drive a wedge in relations between Russia and China, the United States is openly talking about this," she said.

She added that Russia's relationship with China - with which it signed a "no limits" cooperation agreement less than three weeks before the start of the Ukraine war - was not directed against any other country.

(Reporting by Reuters)