On January 13, 1991 we were keeping vigil at the Supreme Council. We went to the car to drink some tea and heard over the radio that tanks were moving towards the TV tower, so we went there right away. Going up the hill towards Karoliniškės, we overtook a convoy of military vehicles. Cosmonaut Prospect was crawling with them. We turned left onto a side street. lt was impossible to drive up to the tower from the direction of the kindergarten because there was a sand truck parked there, so we turned into the yard.
After 2 or 3 minutes, military vehicles appeared. In front were three tanks, and then there was a row of headlights, so we couldn't tell if they were tanks, armored personnel carriers, or trucks. The tanks stopped near the sand truck and stood there for 20 or 30 minutes. People began to gather and climb onto one of the tanks. The tank moved, crushed a car, and pushed the sand truck aside. lt was moving slowly. The people who were standing closer lined up in front of the tank. The tank stopped again. lt jerked back and forth several times, frightening the people. Again it stopped. Several people climbed onto the tank. lt seemed that somebody was talking about „brother Lithuanians" over the loudspeaker. The tank started to drive into the people. The people made way. The tank drove past me at a rather high speed. Two guys from the crowd were sitting on it. One of them - closer to me - was hanging on the front of the tank, holding onto some parts, while the other one was sitting on the front of the tank, his fist raised up. Without slowing down, the tank ran into the cab of the truck. lt appeared that the guy was leaning over between the tank and the cab. Then the tank, having crushed the sand truck, went ahead and the people rushed to pull the man out from under the debris of the sand truck. Around us women were screaming hysterically. By the tower sub-machine guns began to fire both individual shots and series of shots. Then one of the first three tanks, coming from the direction of the kindergarten, fired at the tower. Shots were ringing out - it was easy to distinguish the shots outside from the ones inside.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 99.