Referencing efforts to embrace countries like Ukraine, Mr Putin added NATO is responsible for increasing tensions on the continent.
He wrote: “The whole system of European security has now degraded significantly.
“Tensions are rising, and the risks of a new arms race are becoming real.
“We simply cannot afford to carry the burden of past misunderstandings, hard feelings, conflicts, and mistakes.
“Our common and indisputable goal is to ensure security on the continent without dividing lines, a common space for equitable cooperation and inclusive development for the prosperity of Europe and the world as a whole.”