The Kremlin rejected a report that Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against wielding nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
According to a Financial Times report, Xi issued the warning to Putin during a face-to-face meeting in Moscow March. However, the Kremlin said Wednesday that the report is false.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said "as a result of this important visit, a lot of information was provided, the essence of the negotiations was clearly stated in the signed documents.
"Everything else is fiction."
The close relationship between both leaders has come under the spotlight since the invasion in February 2022.
Some background: Peskov's comments came after officials in Kyiv warned of a possible Russian assault on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine.
Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said authorities are prepared should Moscow could carry out "completely reckless actions" on the Russian-occupied plant.
Russia could attack the plant, she warned, to turn the momentum of the war in its favor and "achieve its military goals."
CNN's Olga Voitovych and Lindsay Isaac contributed reporting.