When the tanks arrived at the television tower, we were standing on a slope by the fence, nearer to the street. We were standing with flags, and boys were whistling at the tanks. We chanted: “Occupants, go home! Freedom for Lithuania!" Someone ran up to us and said: „What are all of you doing here, who will guard the TV tower?" Then we jumped over the fence, ran to the tower, and made a human chain that extended to the edge of the sidewalk. We held hands and sang songs. In about 10 minutes tanks appeared. A group of paratroopers ran over to us. Men were trying to stop the tanks, but their efforts were vain. I came face to face with one young soldier, and it seemed like his eyes were filled with blood as if he were a beast. I don't know - perhaps he was the only one like that...

They started pushing people with their guns. I was hit in the head by a butt myself, but not badly as I had managed to duck so it just knicked me.

I was about half a meter from the tank when it opened fire. My ears were stuffed. I fell down from the impact, and I can't remember anything else. The doctors say it was shell-shock. I was told that I couldn't hear or speak. Even now I can't hear in one ear. I've only been told that some man had passed me over the fence to some guys, and they took me to the hospital.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 108.