"In the context of an enhanced role of the United Nations in the Donbas stabilization, a UN assessment mission will start working in Ukraine on January 23, 2016, at the request of the Ukrainian side," a statement reads.

The mission will include representatives of the UN Development Programme, the UNICEF and the UN Mine Action Service, according to the report.

Read alsoUkraine embarks on UN Security Council's non-permanent membershipThe mission plans to hold meetings with officials from central executive authorities in Kyiv, and to visit Donbas in order to study local needs, including the need for humanitarian demining.