He admitted this during cross-examination in court, responding to a question of Tymoshenko's lawyer Plakhotniuk, Censor.NET reports citing to the press service of Batkivschyna.
"I am a witness in the case of murder of businessman Yesikov," said Zaytsev.
In addition, in response to the defense, he said that he last met with Pavlo Lazarenko in June 1998.
"We were talking at a meeting at Hromada party office for just 10 minutes," said Zaytsev. According to him, before Lazarenko he met and talked to him on the phone, and the last time they met was back in 1995.