China has accused Nato of seeking security at the expense of others and told the alliance not to bring the same “chaos” to Asia.

The statement from a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday came a day after Nato labelled China a “decisive enabler” of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

“Nato agitating about China’s responsibility on the Ukraine issue is unreasonable and has sinister motives,” spokesperson Lin Jian said at a daily briefing, maintaining that China has a fair and objective stance on the Ukraine issue.

He said Nato’s “so-called security” comes at the cost of the security of other countries. China has backed Russia’s contention that Nato expansion posed a threat to Russia.

“China urges Nato to … stop interfering in China’s internal politics and smearing China’s image and not create chaos in the Asia-Pacific after creating turmoil in Europe,” Mr Lin said.