There seems to be a fair share of complaining and sabre rattling in the western world about the Russian aid convoy to East Ukraine and that it would be in violation of international law even though Moscow says it actually did receive formal authorization from Kiev as early as August 12th.
If you follow these matters you’ll note that there was no outrage from anyone when similar humanitarian aid was delivered to Syrian opposition held areas via Turkey without the authorization of the Damascus government.
There is little or no difference in the two cases as the humanitarian disaster is equal in many ways although significantly shorter in Ukraine and the “rebels” in both countries does not recognize the elected governments.
And in both cases the respective governments have no insight into what is actually being delivered, only the words of the benefactor.
The only perceivable difference one can detect is; Who is allied with whom.
So are there double standards in humanitarian aid? Yes.