My friend and I decided that he would count the military vehicles coming from the Press House, and I would count the ones passing by. My friend counted 15 vehicles in all - first the officers' car, followed by tanks and armored vehicles. I counted 19. First came an officers' car, then a tank, and finally different kinds of armored vehicles. Once the vehicles passed by, we ran through the yard to the tower. People were pouring in from all over. The people by the administrative block were anxious. There was suddenly a loud noise on the left and searchlights began to shine. A sand truck was standing across the way. A tank began to drive over it, and there was nothing left of the truck. A Moskvitch car that was parked nearby was crushed as well. After passing these “barricades”, the tank turned towards the tower.

I ran down to get an ambulance because there were a lot of wounded. Five of them were crowded into one ambulance. They were groaning from the pain. People took other wounded in their own cars. Covered corpses were laying here and there. I couldn't believe my eyes, I couldn't believe what I saw - soldiers shooting unarmed people.

A tank was standing on the road which led to the bridge. It was surrounded by people who were shouting “Fascists! Occupants!" The driver of that tank must have been more humane - he didn't drive into the people, he only broke the windows of the nearby buses with the barrel of the tank. There were people in the bus. The people wouldn't let that tank get through.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 226-227.