On the night of January 12, tanks and armored vehicles passed through along Cosmonaut Prospect (by my house which is about 500 meters from the TV tower). There were about 20 of them. I was in the crowd of people that blocked the way for one tank and a few armored vehicles. The military vehicles stopped. The tank fired 6 or 8 times, and we kept squatting down out of fear. The windows of the neighboring houses shattered. Later we heard shots from the other side of the tower as well. The other column of military vehicles forced its way through the crowd to the tower. They were shooting from tanks and automatic guns, and you could hear explosions. Glass was falling from the tower surrounded by people. In the sky you could see that they were shooting tracer bullets. I was about 200 meters from the tower. I helped carry a guy whose legs had been shot. Then I helped carry another man who was already dead - he had been shot in the stomach by a series of gun fire. We laid him down by the building. Later, two more people who had been killed laid next to him.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 214-215.