Transdnestr, a separatist republic with a large ethnic Russian population, proclaimed its independence from Moldova after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
"We see that a decision is being made under the UN aegis to transform Kosovo from a country with an indefinite status to a country governed by international law. We would like our Transdnestrian state to be recognized as well, if such a decision is made," Yevgeny Shevchuk said.
Shevchuk's comments came as the Kosovo issue was being discussed at the UN Security Council.
The Security Council is set to hold closed-door talks on Kosovo's status, with most Western powers backing the Albanian-dominated region's drive for independence. Serbia has objected to the region's sovereignty, and offered Kosovo broad autonomy. A round of internationally mediated talks earlier this month failed to find a compromise.