Motorcyclists in Rome collected more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of school material for children in the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts of Ukraine, Thursday. Some of the motorcyclists paraded the streets carrying flags of the republics. Attendees also waved the Ribbon of Saint George flag, while one flew the Soviet Union's flag. «The two regions Donetsk and Lugansk are suffering under Ukrainian bombs... Еще,» said one attendee at the event. Pens, pencils, notebooks and erasers were collected to be sent to schools in Donetsk and Lugansk, areas which have seen armed conflict between anti-government forces and the Ukrainian army since March 2014.