... a wave of tank shots threw both me and my mother away from the people with whom we were holding hands. We fell down, and the tanks were moving straight at us. We screamed, and some man pushed us so we rolled away from the tank. It seemed like the earth was shaking and the world was falling into pieces. With dry lips we shouted: „God, save Lithuania!" People were running and were accompanied by bullets. Automatic guns rattled non-stop. Nonetheless, the people didn't move from the fence and shouted: „Shame! Shame!"

Now I can hardly collect my thoughts and give a consistent description of the things that happened because my heart is trembling. We saw speeding ambulances, and the soldiers shot at them too. A young man right by us was shot dead by a machine gun, and a bullet went through my jacket.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 202.