I was in the group of medics who were allowed to enter the TV tower which was occupied by paratroopers. The paratroopers were calm, they were smoking, and some looked as though they had been beaten. Looking at them, it seemed like they were people resting after their everyday job. One of them tried to explain: „It was much worse in Baku!" Then he became silent, and began to justify himself: „Why do people try to get under tanks for no reason?! It we're given the order, we'll take over all the same! It we've already arrived, people should move. Then the authorities will explain."

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 155.