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One can import .ovpn files to NetworkManager through GUI tool nm-connection-editor (right click on nm-applet and click on Edit connections): Add -> Import a saved VPN configuration....

My goal is to do same thing but via command line using tools like nm-cli. Is it possible somehow?

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Did you make any progress with this? I am trying to do the same thing so will post an answer if I get it working. –  David Mason Oct 13 '14 at 7:57
@DavidMason, unfortunately, no. I'm waiting for your solution. –  petRUShka Oct 13 '14 at 12:11
I'm looking actively for for a solution too. –  Raspbeguy Sep 18 at 14:01

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