Why don't signatories of Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances (except Russia) protect Ukraine with force?

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The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is a political agreement providing security assurances by its signatories relating to Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The Memorandum was originally signed by three nuclear powers, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. China and France gave somewhat weaker individual assurances in separate documents.

The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine.

Why don't signatories protect Ukraine from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine Russian invasion?

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