Kononenko reported to the MCC that he found a hole.
"Yes, we also observe it [the hole]," an MCC officer, who is communicating with the astronauts, responded.
The cosmonauts added they saw yellow-black formations around the hole in the spacecraft.
"Some kind of double-flowering yellow. And black ones," Kononenko said, answering what he saw around the hole, and was there any fabric there.
During the sealing of the hole in August, the cosmonauts placed a cloth saturated with a sealer on it.
Now Kononenko had to take two swipe samples from the hole area and then apply a patch piece and secure it with clips.
It was also planned to take photo and video of the hole area.
The cosmonauts later ended work on the outer surface of the Soyuz spacecraft not fully completing the planned tasks, and returned aboard, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Wednesday from the Mission Control Center (MCC), where the spacewalk was being broadcast live.
"Return home," an MCC operator commanded.
"This is for the old nine-hour patron," the operator told the cosmonauts.
After the completion of the work with the hole, the cosmonauts were to apply a patch piece and secure it with clips. The ground crew decided not to do it.
Kononenko and Prokopyev did not have time to pick up the containers of the Test and the Endurance experiments left for display on the Poisk research module, but this task was not a priority. It was planned to be executed only if the cosmonauts had time left after working with the spacecraft's hull.