I was by the tower all day. At first it seemed that there weren't enough people to form two rows around the tower, but when they announced that tanks were coming in our direction, we joined hands and made four rows... One man threw his hat on the tank's peep hole, and another stood in front of it and wouldn't let it by. I was by them. I leaned on the tank, but it was moving - not quickly though, at walking speed. I realized that I wouldn't be able to hold it back and that I should jump to the side. I don't know if I was confused from fear or if l tripped, but I ended up under the tracks. I was not alone. There were four of us. My right leg was crushed, my muscles were torn. My left leg was crushed too. I felt like I was in a dream - I wanted to run and I couldn't. I leaned on my arms because there was a woman under me. The tank rolled on us and stopped. I crawled on all fours as far as I could. People carried me to their car because the ambulances were already filled.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 242-243.