The operation on the evening of November 25 by naval elements of Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, backed by Spetsnaz special forces, resulted in three Ukrainian vessels being illegally seized and 24 sailors captured and imprisoned.
Moscow will soon deploy more of its advanced S-400 air defence systems in Crimea, a military official said.
Several senior European politicians raised the prospect on Tuesday and US President Donald Trump said he might cancel a meeting with Putin later this week over the maritime clash he described as "aggression".
The Kremlin called the introduction of martial law a "reckless" act that "potentially could lead to the threat of an escalation of tension in the conflict region in the southeast" of Ukraine.
National Security adviser John Bolton said Mr Trump will also be meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Argentine president Mauricio Macri, South Korea's Moon Jae-in, Turkish president RecepTayyip Erdogan and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
"That was a provocation which was certainly organized by the sitting officials, including the president, " ahead of Ukraine's presidential election in March, Putin said.
Trump said he would be receiving a "full report" from his national security team on Russia's recent actions in eastern Ukraine and the Black Sea.
Earlier Wednesday, the Russian military announced it would be boosting the defenses of the occupied Crimean peninsula with more anti-aircraft missiles in the wake of the standoff.
The state-run RIA news agency said the new S-400 systems would be operational by the end of the year.
Austria, which now holds the rotating European Union presidency, has said the bloc will consider further sanctions against the Kremlin at an upcoming meeting.
Western leaders have faced criticism for what some observers have said was a slow, stumbling response to the developing crisis in Kerch, with tweeted statements of condemnation and concern standing as the only western response for nearly two days.
Russian Federation and Ukraine blamed each other in the dispute that further ratcheted up tensions ever since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine with clandestine support, including troops and weapons.
"Maybe I won't have the meeting (with Putin)", he is quoted as saying.
Some of the sailors will face trial in Simferopol - the main city in Russian-annexed Crimea - on Tuesday, the peninsula's human rights ombudsman Lyudmila Lubina told AFP.
He added that Trump needs to take this tough stance toward Putin, because toughness is all the Russian leader understands. "What they are saying now is not true", he told Ukrainian media.
The firm is involved in court action against Facebook in the USA , where the documents were obtained through legal mechanisms. But do not underestimate the MP's determination to show a global social media giant that it is not above local laws.
Barcelona would be forced to pay an additional £89m in order to sign any Liverpool players before 2020, it has been revealed. The Coutinho transfer saga had many ugly twists and turns, with Barcelona making their first inquiries in the summer of 2017.
Meanwhile, Anthony Barr , who has missed the past three games because of a hamstring injury , will play. The coach says it is possible that Trubisky could play against the Lions without practicing all week.
Manafort pleaded guilty to two of those charges on September 14 to avoid trial, and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors. The torpedoing of Manafort's plea deal could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence and potentially more criminal charges.
The JR Smith era in Cleveland has come to an end as the wine and gold have announced that swish will no longer be with the team. As Love stated, "Swish", as Smith is known, did become a fan favorite in Cleveland.
I had an allergic reaction and there were players who could not breathe. "It's not the best way to prepare a game". Pepper spray and tear gas were reportedly deployed as the Boca players were caught in the middle of the action.
There's seemingly no end to the drama coming out of the Warriors right now, but they're still the team to beat. I think everyone's been handling it the best way they could and we're just trying to move forward with it".
They are seeking a hearing "for the week of November 26, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible", according to the court filing. The White House reminded the reporter that he would be stripped of his pass again when the injunction expires.
Missing from the non-Google phones: a seamless setup, visual voicemail , and automatic network switching. Since its inception, Fi has only been compatible with specific phones, all of which ran Android.
Obviously we can't be sure but let's see what happens when they inevitably meet in the Champions League now! That's good, we knew that before.
Trump Backs Under-Fire Senator Hyde-Smith
The above-linked article (read it in full) notes that her official bio "conspicuously" omits mention of her high school years. The news comes just one day after Johnson and his wife, Ann, also donated $2,700 each to Hyde-Smith's campaign.
Protests as Saudi crown prince visits Tunisia
The crown prince was accompanied by the Tunisian president, in an official motorcade, to Cartage presidential Palace. The crown prince is scheduled to attend the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday and Saturday.
How Tall Is the 2018 White House Christmas Tree?
In the East Room are four 14-foot trees displaying 72 handmade paper ornaments representing the six different regions of America. Upon entering the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, guests see more than 14,000 red ornaments handing from 29 trees.
YouTube just quietly released 100 movies for free
YouTube earns revenue from the movies through advertisements, instead of charging customers to view the movies. This marks the first time that YouTube has offered free streaming films in exchange for users watching ads.
God of War plummets to £21 for Black Friday
The retailer has stacked an Xbox One X bundled with the latest November released Battlefield V at just United States dollars 430. While the Xbox One is a bit behind the PlayStation 4 in sales, it's still one of the best home-theater devices on the market.
Trupti Desai to abandon Sabarimala visit after protests
Desai landed in Kochi airport in an Indigo flight at 4.45 am on Friday, on her to way to visit the Sabarimala temple . She extended her gratitude to the media organizations for supporting her during her fight for gender equality.