... When the shooting began, my wife and I got into the car and drove to the tower. My wife stayed on the outskirts, but I went over to the tower. Soldiers had already gotten out and were shooting. One of them hit me with the butt of his gun. I managed to shield myself with my hand. Five days have already passed but my hand is still blue and I still feel dizzy. I was saved by my quick reaction as well as my hat. Otherwise that paratrooper would have smashed my head.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 240.