they don't really have much else leeway do they? at this point the democratic community's best way to counteract is to cut economic ties with russia (and the countries that support it). it would be the right thing to do and the best way to put pressure on them. however this would mean inflicting financial woes for the whole russian nation and it would also mean risk losing russian capital (i.e. all sides will likely feel it economically to some extent). i'm really unsure where i stand on this conflict (we are reaping complex problems that have been sown by the great powers historically) but i know one thing for sure, foreign military have no business being in a sovereign nation's land (unless it is to protect citizens from a regime gone crazy and even then it gets a bit blurry) and this oblivious bully attitude that russia has adopted is extremely dangerous and must not be tolerated.