Diplomat and former official at the U.S. National Security Council specializing in Russian and European affairs, Fiona Hill, called the information spread by the Russian special services about Ukraine's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election a "harmful fiction".
Hill said this during a hearing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 21.
She called the alternate scenario of Ukraine's interference in the U.S. election, not Russia's,“a fictional narrative”. According to Hill, such assertions voiced by Trump are a result of a conspiracy theory.
Hill stressed that such statements were distributed by Russian security services and were harmful to the United States. In her opening statement, she also warned about Russia preparing to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The public hearings of witnesses in the Trump impeachment case began on November 13. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council Alexander Vindman, and former U.S. State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker have already testified.