That would give Russia the excuse to annex the entire country. (Not saying I have a solution).
why can’t they be told leave or we remove your pipeline?
People sure are not getting help from Europe who get the Russian oil, so if they need to stand by then blow the pipeline in part then in whole if need be and get Europe, America involved by force if Russia keeps this up.
PLUS, if the pipeline gets blown, there goes Russia’s income to support their population and military.
Blowing the pipeline IMO if Russia doesn’t leave is happening in this modern age no matter what. Not that hard to do and it will make Russia regret it’s old ways IMO.
I think this was a checkmate since Russia sent in the troops. The best thing to do is give up Crimea.