On my way to Radio and TV Center I met people covered with blood and women crying. Even though the attack had started some 30 or 40 minutes ago, the shooting hadn't stopped. You could see tracer bullets in the air, windows were breaking, and bullets were hitting the walls of apartment buildings and falling to the ground. Blinding searchlights occasionally flashed across the sky, but usual¬ly they were aimed at the people who were standing on the sidewalk on the other side of the street. When 5 or 6 collaborators wearing arm bands with the Soviet flag of Lithuanian appeared, everyone shouted: „Shame! Traitors!"

From time to time, gas would hiss from the direction of the tanks. The wind dispersed the screen of gas, and we could see the faces of the murderers again. They held their guns pointed at us, ready to fire. Gun shots rattled here and there, explosive packets were thrown into the crowd, and the ground shook from the deafening tank shots. From the direction of Basanavičiaus Street, an “Ikarus" bus came quietly along Konarskio Street to the TV Center. It was filled with young men in civilian clothes. At first the people and the policemen tried to stop the bus, explaining that it was dangerous to drive further. But after a few minutes the command „Vylezai!" („Fall out!") was given, and the men ran swiftly through the soldiers and tanks towards the TV building.

I was standing on the other side of the street, on the right end of the old building. Suddenly I saw a ball of fire, about 1 meter in diameter, flying towards the crowd. It fell on a person standing in the rank. He fell face down. People dragged him to the side, trying to save his life. An ambulance took him to the hospital. Another „Latvia" mini-bus, weaving through the tanks, drove up to the entrance of the new building and picked up another casualty.

The policemen who were standing quietly among the people and the soldiers raised our feeling of self-esteem and confidence. They selflessly and firmly tamed the turmoil and suppressed provocation.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 208-209.