After 1 o'clock I was woken up by gun shots at the tower. My wife said that they were asking people over the radio to come to the tower. I got dressed, told my family to pray for me, crossed myself and ran to the tower.

I didn't see one person who would have had a weapon. I didn't see one person who would have thrown a stone, a stick or even a handful of dirt at the soldiers. The people just chanted: “Lithuania, Lithuania..."

1 watched as a man who was standing in front of the barrel of a tank signaled for the tank driver to shoot him. I watched as people quickly dragged two wounded people out from that chaos and carried them to an ambulance.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 249-250.