... Some people said that tanks were coming. So we all surrounded the TV tower, started singing the hymn „Marija, Marija", and prayed. The approaching tanks opened gun fire and threatened the people. But nobody was frightened. I was standing 2 meters from the television tower. Suddenly I saw tanks approaching. It seemed like they were firing blanks. They drove up to the southern side of the „human wall" and stopped. Soldiers got out of one vehicle and started attacking people. They threw explosives at the right side and dark clouds of smoke appeared. The tanks were still firing at the people, turning their barrels. I turned around to look at the tower and saw that paratroopers were already inside. One of them ran up to a window (I was standing nearby), broke it, and started firing through it at the people. Then I moved to the main entrance. I saw several people lying dead or wounded on the ground, but the paratroopers continued to fire. I moved further back, and then I heard a big crash and fell to the ground. My head began to buzz. When I got up I saw a woman standing next to me. Her face was bloody. People were leading her. My ears buzzed for a long time from that crash. It was terrible: paratroopers firing at unarmed people. After some time, I went down the slope. I saw that tanks had surrounded the entire grounds of the tower, and you could still hear the firing of machine-guns above.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 140.