Russia, like the UK, does not recognise South Ossetia or Abkhazia as independent states. In successive Resolutions, most recently Resolution 1781 (2007), the UN Security Council has reaffirmed the commitment of all member states to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. We look to Russia to use her influence constructively to help bring about the peaceful settlement of both unresolved conflicts.
Russia does not recognise Kosovo as an independent state. The UK recognised Kosovo on 18 February 2008.