No new initiatives have been worked out, a Foreign Ministry source told DW, commenting on the Reuters' report. As noted, the confusion could be due to the fact the media quoted Steinmeier who spoke non-native English.
On Sunday, Sept. 4, during a visit to Oslo, the news agency quoted Steinmeier as saying: "We are working with the OSCE for a new regulation to keep the cease-fire. We are now in preparation which will allow us to soon meet again on the foreign ministers' level."
According to the source, the minister was talking about the continuation of the work within the existing arrangements rather than the preparation of a new document.
The foreign minister noted he was dissatisfied with the implementation of the Minsk agreements by both Russia and Ukraine, stressing insufficient security in the Donbas.