...The tank fired three or four times. (I was standing about 10 meters away from it.) When everything was enveloped in a cloud of smoke, I ran up to the tower and joined in the human chain. Tanks were surrounding the tower and shooting over our heads, and shattered windows were falling on the people. But everyone stood there, nobody withdrew. When the paratroopers broke into the tower and began to break the windows on the lower floors, I thought that the men who had barricaded themselves inside were preparing to defend themselves. But it turned out that they were paratroopers. We stood there. When they attacked with tommy-guns, I pushed one of them. Turning around, he swung the butt of his gun and hit me. But, thank God, I had enough time to lift my hand. A sharp pain went through my hand and my head, and I felt a pain in my back. I worked my way to my car and somehow drove to Santariškės Hospital. There I was treated for a stab wound in my back.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 140-141.