...Two tanks fired at the windows of the television tower, and the glass began to fall. It was clear that they weren't going to show us any mercy. The shooting began and our ears rang from the explosions. The soldiers who were standing between the tanks fired at people's legs. My son and I got scared and started to run. Frankly, I didn't think that I could get out of that hell alive. One soldier waved his tommy gun for us to run between them. While running, we saw people carrying wounded. Once we ran to the bus, we heard volleys and individual shots from tommy guns for a long time. Ambulances with sirens began to come one after another. Over the radio we heard that the Radio and TV center had also been taken over. We left Vilnius at 4:30 a.m. On the way my son fell asleep, but he jumped, shouted, and waved his hands in his sleep. Never in my entire life will I forget that horror. I did not want to die, because my wife is disabled (group II invalid) and I have 4 children.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 147.