... People were chanting “Lithuania!", and paratroopers were shooting their guns at them from the direction of the tower. I watched as a paratrooper ran out of cartridges and rushed to re-load his gun. A tank turned its barrel towards the store „Vaivorykštė" and fired once more. A light tank that was standing between the tower and the building started to drive through the fir-trees, among which there were a lot of people. Then they spread smoke. Paratroopers fired from the light tank non-stop. Between the building and the tower, one light tank violently sped into some people who were holding a tri-color /Lithuanian/ flag.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 238.