When they announced over the radio that tanks were approaching, everyone blocked the entrances to the administrative building and formed a circle around the tower. Soon the first tanks appeared from the direction of Lazdynai. The people were standing in their path and chanting „Lithuania! Freedom!" At about 1:30 a.m. the first gun-shot sounded, and then a smokescreen appeared. At the moment, I was standing on a hill and could see everything quite well. A convoy of military vehicles was moving along Cosmonaut Prospect. lt was going towards the store „Saturnas". The tanks appeared right away. They had to stop because a lot of people had already gathered there from the surrounding areas. lt seemed like the first tank was moving in reverse or just with its gun turned to the side. A young man was hanging onto the tank. He probably hadn't had time o step aside, and had grabbed onto the tank to avoid getting caught under the tracks. The tank was quickly approaching the sand truck that was parked across the street. The people rushed to the vehicle in order to block the tank's way, but the tank was coming closer to them. One man didn't have time to step aside. The tank pressed him against the sand truck and... I covered my face. This might have been around 1:45 a. m. By the way, I can't guarantee that this time is accurate because I didn't feel it. I just felt terrible despair because I was completely incapable of helping that man. When the tank drove away the man was still alive. Together with a man standing nearby, I grabbed the injured man and dragged him off the road, but soon we saw that another tank was coming at us. More men ran over and took that poor man from us. Then I ran to the tower, but the place was already full of military vehicles. There was continuous gun fire, the windows of the tower were shattering, and machine-gun fire was becoming more frequent. Inside the tower something was burning and exploding, and people were screaming and falling down.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 99-100.