I was astounded by the scale of the operation of those Soviet bandits, because it was much greater than should have been necessary for a simple takeover of a building. It was obvious that they were trying to create an effect of psychological fear. But their plans back - fired - instead they created contempt for the immoral communist criminals and their puppets, and for this stupid power that was the last cornerstone of the rotten Soviet Empire.
The confidence that our people have in the validity of their struggle can be compared to that of Luther the Great, who, in the presence of judges, uttered the words: “I'm standing here because I cannot do otherwise. Help me, Lord. Amen."
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 155.