... The barrel of a tank caught onto a bus parked nearby and mercilessly broke its windows and frame. At the same time I saw a column of military vehicles coming along Cosmonaut Prospect towards Karoliniškės. I suspected that it would try to reach the tower by going along Sudervės Street through the kindergarten.
...I couldn't believe it, but the tank that was pushing and pulling the people started to move forward. The people didn't have time to run. Several guys grabbed on to the front of the tank. Without mercy, the tank neared another barricade. It was clear to everyone that it would crush the people clinging to its front. Two of them were able to jump off at the last minute. The tanks began to drive up to the second barricade. One of the guys who were holding on to the front of the tank managed to climb onto the tank's tower. Another crawled under the tank on his stomach. I buried him in my thoughts. In the soldier's hands I saw sub-machine guns, and some of them had metal sticks. Throwing explosives at the people's feet, the paratroopers made their way through the crowd unbelievably quickly. Windows started breaking. One paratrooper stumbled and let out a series of gunshots. The sidewalk was sparking under our feet - they were real bullets. Five guys who were standing nearby fell down - they had been hit by bullets.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 232.