Helicopters, warships, combat and transport vehicles and missiles are part of the Saudi-funded French weapons which start arriving on Monday.
The first of two helicopter carriers due to be delivered this month will stay in France until Russia ceases its intervention in east Ukraine.
Media reports said the sailors were blocked from training on the helicopter carrier in Saint-Nazaire amid a diplomatic row over its delivery.
France has hinted that Ukraine crisis will delay delivery due this month to Russia of the first of two French-built Mistral helicopter carriers.
The troop, tank and helicopter carrier is part of a 1.2-billion-euro deal, the biggest-ever sale of NATO weaponry to Moscow, agreed in 2011.