... The armored vehicles must have been stopped by the barricades and the people. Once they stopped, they turned on their loudspeakers, and alternating from Lithuanian to Russian, urged us to return home, and assured us that it was senseless to resist, because the Parliament had fallen and the Salvation Committee had taken over all the power in Lithuania.
We saw a terrible, unfair war - on one side there were soldiers armed to the teeth, and on the other side there were thousands of unarmed people. Tanks were firing cannons and machine-guns, and soldiers were firing automatic guns. You could tell from the sounds of the gun series that they were firing both blanks and real bullets. We heard glass shattering, women screaming, and the crowd shouting: „Shame! Lithuania!" This intense barbaric war took place from 1:50 to 4:00 a.m.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 233-234.