The placement of NATO battalions in the Baltics is an act of intimidation by the US and NATO. They want to claim the territory belonging to the Russian world. Baltic countries are a part of the Russian world, the people there love Russia.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are not part of a 'Russian world', they are sovereign and independent states which have joined NATO voluntarily. // Lithuania welcomed the NATO troops: bit.ly/2liobgr and actually would like to see more of them because of Russia' aggresive behaviour: reut.rs/2loTWEp // Latvia as well: bloom.bg/2lBVMkz // Similarly in Estonia: bit.ly/2kerQeQ