I am a citizen of the Republic of Bulgaria. I want to relate the bloody events which I witnessed on the night between the 12th and 13th of January. That evening my wife and I were by the TV tower. There were a lot of people of various ages there. They had been protecting the tower for several days, protecting their freedom. Yet they were all peaceful citizen, so the events that took place that tragic night cannot be comprehended by a healthy mind, and should be considered a slaughter of peaceful unarmed civilians. When we ran to the bridge by the tower, tanks were already standing there, and opposite them - people. Shots resounded and people chanted: “Lithuania, Lithuania!..." My wife and I ran to the tanks, whose barrels were directed at the crowd. Searchlights lit up faces, posters and flags. They fired tommy-guns. Glass was falling on the people. I saw a paratrooper enter the building through a broken window. Shooting began inside as well. Then I watched as a paratrooper stuck his arm out of a window and tore down the yellow, green and red flag that was flying. They were still firing both in and outside the TV tower. I saw wounded people. Blood was running out of a young man's ear. Another man was pressing both hands to his head. My hand was injured by a fragment of glass. Then my wife and I stopped in at one of the houses by the TV tower. Almost all of the windows in the corridor were broken. From there, we could see the tanks scaring people away. It was a terrible sight. When we left that house, we saw a man lying on the ground. The left side of his face was deformed and there was a white cloth on his chest. The people explained that he had been crushed by a tank.
I came to Lithuania as an artist. I'd like to draw a free and independent Lithuania. I believe that soon this will be possible.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 135.