This was stated by the Minister on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
He wrote: "In the morning together with the Prime Minister we were working in Sloviansk within the program of restoring peaceful life in the territory liberated from the terrorists... We've done a good day's work but at the same time on another front near the border ... Damn the war."
"Today, July 16, near Marynivka, as a result of a second attempt to destroy the National Guard checkpoint with the overwhelming superiority of the terrorists, the commander of the Special Forces unit 3029 Lieutenant Bohdan Zavada from Zaporizhia tragically died. Before that he took out the enemy's APC and killed 10 terrorists, which allowed his fellow soldiers to regroup at the checkpoint. After the tragic death of the Lieutenant, the terrorists took his phone and started torturing his wife on the phone ... she was told that her husband is no more. He was survived by a 12-year-old son," Avakov wrote.
"I submitted a report to the President to award Bohdan Zavada the title of the Hero of Ukraine. I will do everything I can to find those bastards, we will deal with them under the wartime laws," Avakov concluded.