On that tragic night I heard shots in the city. I immediately turned on the TV, but the program was cut off shortly after. Then I realized that there might be wounded and my help might be needed. I ran into the yard and drove to the hospital. There were already a lot of wounded people, and even some dead. Four operating rooms were already being used, and there were a lot of doctors. I helped out in pre-op.
The dead people had bullet wounds. The majority of the wounded had also been injured by firearms, and the others had had their legs crushed by tank tracks. I had never seen such a sight. We used to hear about similar atrocities in other places, and even that was unsettling. But when I saw it with my own eyes, I was horrified. None of us had expected this. But when I heard the shots, and when the television and radio broadcasts were cut off, I realized that an overthrow was taking place.
At about ten o'clock that night I was by Parliament. I sing in the men's choir „Varpas". We were singing there. I left around midnight.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 190-191.