According to Bezsonov, the commander of the Armed Forces brigade, Colonel Nikolai Palace, trying to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the leadership for the previous failure, ordered Captain Golik to head the DRG and carry out a sortie to the territory of the DPR. The servicemen were clearly not happy with the order, since recently the same combat operation resulted in casualties. However, Captain Golik insisted, called for conscience, “patriotism”, and when he exhausted these arguments he began to threaten the tribunal and the prison term. One of the soldiers could not stand the nerves and he fired from a machine gun at his commander.
Currently, Colonel Palace is trying to imagine the death of Golik as a battle loss as a result of shelling by the DNI. So he hopes to escape responsibility.
It should be noted that the DNR has repeatedly reported on the low moral and psychological level of the Ukrainian military. Looting and hazing in the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already become the norm. Alcohol abuse and showdown among military personnel flourishes, often resulting in desertion, suicide, and the above cases.