... Over the radio you could hear the last words transmitted from the RTV Committee. We all understood that it had been taken over. It was about 2 am. It seemed like everything had calmed down. However, the peace didn't last long. Tanks began to move. We figured that out from the roar of engines, because as far as I remember, we couldn't see them yet. The tanks rolled up the hill from the north and started to surround the tower. Once they saw the tanks, the people, dizzy from the intense searchlights and smoke, joined hands even tighter. Windows on the upper floors began to shatter from tank and gun fire. Paratroopers who had gotten out of the tanks forced their way through the people to the tower. They attacked the tower from different sides. One group of paratroopers made their way to the tower a few meters away from me. Suddenly everyone began to move back in a panic. It was hard to comprehend what was going on. The crowd carried me towards the fence, or to be more exact, towards the place where the fence used to be. Men were carrying one wounded person, and then another. I helped carry some wounded (or maybe they were dead) people down the hill, where ambulances were parked on Sudervės Street. That was pretty far from the tower itself, but tanks were keeping the ambulances from getting closer.

Wounded people were being taken away not only by medical vehicles, but by private cars as well. Then I went closer to the tower again. As far as I could understand, a group of people next to me were trying to hold back an armored vehicle. A paratrooper sitting on top of it fired his gun. Three people fell to the ground. Military vehicles began to drive right into the people at high speed, in an attempt to push them away from the tower.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 244-245.